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Figurine of a standing woman
Tanagra, Greece
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BCE
Terracotta
H: 12.2; W: 5.6 cm
Gift of Sam Levy, Lisbon
Accession number: 80.51.150
 
 
Tanagra figurines, named after their main center of manufacture, Tanagra in Boeotia, were a popular genre of terracotta statuettes, mainly depicting women and scenes of everyday life. They were dedicated at temples, places in tombs and even used as home decorations.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir