Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Figurine of a Dancing Woman

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The Greek colonies of Magna Graecia followed artistic traditions established by mainland Greece.  The dancer's swirling draperies, fluid movement, and elaborate gestures are characteristic of the lively, free poses favored in this period.  These terracotta figurines were probably votive offerings at tombs or domestic shrines.

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Terracotta with traces of polychrome

17 ½

Museum purchase, Salinger Bequest Fund


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