Figurine of an old woman holding a child

Description
A Terracotta figure of an old woman in Tanagra style, standing, holding a young child, the moulding of the nurse’s face is very finely done, and shows her tenderness towards the child. There is an oblong vent hole on the back of the figure, which is dated from the Greek Classical period (500-366 BC)
Many small clay statuettes like this were made in Tanagra in Greece. The woman is wearing typical everyday clothing consisting of a tunic dress with a cloak wrapped around her shoulders.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/453
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
figurine of an old woman holding a child
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
figurine of an old woman holding a child, Tanagra style
Dimensions
whole W 65 mm; whole height 155 mm; whole depth 37 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection County
Crete?
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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