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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Terracotta figure of a woman, her left leg slightly advancing, her right arm bent at the elbow and crossing her body to rest on her raised left wrist, wearing a chition and himation, the two ends of the himation falling in long swathes down her left side, hair is centrally parted and drawn back to the nape of the neck, falls in double coil down her back, wearing small circular earrings. Light brown clay, white coating, red on hair and lips, rose-madder and blue on chiton.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 250BC-200BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.1 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta 2078 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/Balcony/dc1/shD

  • Exhibition history

    2015, 26 Mar-5 Jul, The British Museum, Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • A.614-1910 (V&A number)


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