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Terracotta figure seated on a throne

 

Height: 6.400 cm

Purchased with the aid of the Caryatid Fund

GR 1992.10-15.1

Room 12b: Greece: Mycenaeans

    Terracotta figure seated on a throne

    Mycenaean, about 1300 BC
    From Greece

    This charming little terracotta shows a small female figure seated on a three-legged high-backed chair or throne. She wears a flat polos (headdress) and sits with her arms upraised and her legs curled up on the chair. She is perhaps a goddess or a priestess and was probably made as a dedication for a sanctuary.