Female idol

Greek
Archaic Period
625–550 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia?

Dimensions

20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.459

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Schematic draped female figure with flat, board-like body and outspread atrophied arms. Dress with with bands of painted ornament: cross-hatching, a kind of meander pattern with reversed Z forms separated by squares, dots, undulating lines, Ss, and a long-necked water bird with spread wings. Hat (polos) has painted vertical stripes. Painted curls of hair appear below.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson