Image code: 8034

Tanagra-style terracotta statuette

Terracotta figurine in the Tanagra style. These female figurines were depicted with long robes and intricate hair or with a hat. Some still show traces of vivid colours. In some cases they carry a child or tools in their arms, in others they lift their robes to expose themselves. These statuettes represented the elegant women of Alexandria and were found inside tombs perhaps with the purpose of accompanying the deceased into the afterlife.