Terracotta figurines are the most common sculpture type in Greek art. Often fairly crude in their rendering, they were clearly designed for use across all social strata, and provide insight into the everyday lives of Greeks. As a result of their low cost, they were often used for votive purposes – perhaps the ‘mother and child’ type we see here ties into offerings made in exchange for fertility and health.
Graeco-Roman Terracotta Statuette
A Graeco-Roman terracotta statuette of a seated woman looking upwards to her right. She wears a traditional headdress and holds what appears to be a child in the crook of her left arm.
Period: Hellenistic Period
Condition: Fine condition; surface damage to child, light accretions.