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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2991
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/289539
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
1977.216.2991
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The female figure wears a very simple belted tunic with short sleeves, slippers, and has a lage, lined wing on either side of her body that begins from the armpit and extends to the ground line where it would join the base of the vessel. Her hair is shoulder-length, and her arms are up at right angles to support the upper attachment point of the strut.
Exhibition History

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

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