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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1919,0620.7

  • Description

    Terracotta figure of a standing woman playing a lute, her arms both raised to support the lute, wearing chiton or peplos with long overfall, probably girdled high beneath her breasts and has slipped off her right shoulder, hair arranged in melon style with three thick clumps of hair at each side crowned by encircling plait. Light orange clay misfired to pinkish-brown in patches (large calcite inclusions and a little mica).

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 300BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta 2898 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc22

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Lot 117 of Weber Sale, later given by F Parkes Weber.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1919,0620.7

Terracotta figure of a standing woman playing a lute, her arms both raised to support the lute, wearing chiton or peplos with long overfall, probably girdled high beneath her breasts and has slipped off her right shoulder, hair arranged in melon style with three thick clumps of hair at each side crowned by encircling plait.  Light orange clay misfired to pinkissh-brown in patches (large calcite inclusions and a little mica).

Terracotta figure of a standing woman playing a lute, her arms both raised to support the lute, wearing chiton or peplos with long overfall, probably girdled high beneath her breasts and has slipped off her right shoulder, hair arranged in melon style with three thick clumps of hair at each side crowned by encircling plait. Light orange clay misfired to pinkissh-brown in patches (large calcite inclusions and a little mica).

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