Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a hen with chicks

Period:
Late Archaic or Early Classical
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm) length 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Brian T. Aitken, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.481
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
On rectangular plinth; three chicks on either side of hen's feet; three more between her wings; remains of white slip with traces of red; circular vent cut into hen's breast.
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