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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2985
Title
"Caryatid" strut from a vessel or chalice in the form of Potnia Theron
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Date
Late 7th - early 6th century BCE
Culture
Etruscan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289537
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta, bucchero
Provenance
Henry W. Haynes, Boston, MA (by 1912), bequest; to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University (1912-1977), transfer; to the Fogg Museum.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Bequest of Henry W. Haynes, 1912
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.2985
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A simplified version of this type, this female figure wears a belted tunic with pleated folds and instead of volutes, grasps her braids at her chest. Two simple volumes terminate near the knee, indicating wings. The lower legs are not modeled.
Exhibition History

32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/18/2018 - 11/15/2018

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