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Accession_Number 34.10.23
adlib_title Boeotian moulded figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description Molded figurine (hollowed at back in a tall rectangle) depicting Leda with the swan. Leda stands with her right foot upraised (on a rick?), and holds in her upraised left arm a himation, which wraps around her back and swirls onto the top of her right leg, to cover her pudenda, right leg, and run down the interior of her left leg. She holds the swan firmly with her right hand, so that it is tucked under her right arm.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description Medium-grained pale grayish-pink clay
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/2
Decoration Figure is decorated on the front and the back of the head with a white slip, previously coloured.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of one large piece and three small pieces at the bottom, which have been rejoined. Missing the left foot and lower left portion of the figurine (previously restored or reattached: traces of glue and modern white plaster remain. Almost no traces of colour remain, except red on some of the head. White surface covered with grayish-tan deposits. Chipped on the back of the top of the head.
Technique/Style Moulded
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0416.jpg
2002.97.0416.jpg
Front of a Boeotian figurine depicting Leda with the swan.
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2002.97.0417.jpg
2002.97.0417.jpg
Back of a Boeotian figurine depicting Leda with the swan; rectangular hole in most of back.
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2002.97.0418.jpg
2002.97.0418.jpg
Detailed view of the top of the front of a Boeotian figurine depicting Leda with the swan.
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2002.97.0419.jpg
2002.97.0419.jpg
Detailed view of the middle of the front of a Boeotian figurine depicting Leda with the swan.
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Beazley_DB
Height 18.0
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. W. (max.) 8.6
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 13.05.04; 11.01.2006
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