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Culture:Greek
Title:Figurine of a Woman
Date Made:5th century BCE (late)
Type:Ceramic
Materials:terracotta
Measurements:Overall: 15 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 13.3 cm x 8.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC M.1936.1
Credit Line:Bequest of the William R. Mead (Class of 1867) Estate
M-1936-1.JPG

Label Text:
The headdress, the elaborately braided hairstyle, and the high base suggest that this figurine represents a goddess, possibly Demeter. She holds a cloth fillet across her body, a ritual object associated with acts of consecration. This type of figurine has been found only in the province of Boeotia, the “bread-basket” of ancient Greece.
PR, 2011

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