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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,1226.264

  • Description

    Terracotta figure of a woman dancing.

  • Date

    • 2ndC BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 180 millimetres
    • Width: 110 millimetres
    • Depth: 80 millimetres
    • Weight: 252 grammes
    • Height: 17.78 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta D339 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G69/22

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2008 1 May-12 Jul, Shanghai, The Ancient Olympic Games
    2008 2 Aug-31 Sep, Hong Kong, The Ancient Olympic Games
    2009 2 Apr-13 Oct, Alicante, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought
    2010 30 Apr-30 Aug, Seoul, National Museum of Korea, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought 2010-2011 15 Oct-07 Feb, Taipei, The National Palace Museum, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought
    2010-2011, 11 Mar-12 Jun, Kobe City Museum, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought
    2011, 4 July-25 Sept, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought
    2011 - 2012, 25 October-12 February, Mexico City, National Anthropological Museum, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought
    2012-2013 6 October- 6 January, Portland Art Museum, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought
    2013, 6 October- 6 May – 6 Oct, Dallas Museum of Art, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1856,1226.264


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