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Torso fragment of female terra cotta votive figurine draped in a long dress. Her left arm is held against her side, while her right emerges from her drapery and is positioned at her breast. Some of the white slip remains in recessed areas.

History Of Use

Terra cotta figures were mass produced popular art with both religious and secular functions. They are found in votive offerings, often intentionally broken, as well as in graves. Figurines are also found in private houses serving as domestic objects as well as religious deities to worship. The figures depict both deities and people.

Cultural Context

votive (ritual); funerary; utilitarian

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