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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1891,0806.44

  • Description

    Terracotta figure of boy dancing (?), appears to have been standing on his right leg, his left leg bent up behind him at the knee, naked apart from himation passing in tubular folds around each arm and string of amulets crossing his chest diagonally from the right shoulder, crasping the ends of mantle in each hand; head missing, also entire right leg and loewr part of left, and base (if any). Hard light brown clay.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC BC-1stC BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.3 centimetres
    • Width: 7.62 centimetres (max)
  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta 2940 bibliographic details
    • Terracotta A437 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1891

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1891,0806.44

Terracotta figure of boy dancing (?), appears to have been standing on his right leg, his left leg bent up behind him at the knee, naked apart from himation passing in tubular folds around each arm and string of amulets crossing his chest diagonally from the right shoulder, crasping the ends of mantle in each hand; head missing, also entire right leg and loewr part of left, and base (if any).  Hard light brown clay.

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