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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2984
Title
"Caryatid" strut from a vessel or chalice in the form of Potnia Theron
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Date
Late 7th-early 6th c BCE
Culture
Etruscan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289536
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
1977.216.2984
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The angle and nature of the upper and lower break edges indicate that this fragment was the strut from a chalice. The female figure wears a simple, belted tunic, perhaps slippers, has long straight hair, and holds at her chest two lined, curling volutes that attach to her head at the top and terminate in narrow curls bneath her hands. There is a long, lined volute on either side of her body that terminates near the knee, probably to indicate wings.
Exhibition History

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

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