London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A MYCENAEAN TAU TYPE TERRACOTTA FEMALE IDOL
MYCENAEAN III (1400-1200 B.C.)
The pinched head with high flaring headdress, with arms folding across her breasts, with hollow flaring body, details added in orange-red glaze
3½ in. (9 cm.) high
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Cf. Greek Terracottas, op cit., p. xix, pl. 4G (British Museum Cat. no. B 7); and R. A. Higgins, Minoan and Mycenaean Art, London, 1967, p. 125, no. 150 for similar examples of the Tau type.
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