Terracotta Figurine of a Baking Woman

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Nathalie Choubineh
by Marsyas
published on 20 August 2021
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Terracotta figurine of a woman kneading pieces of bread or pancake, c. 500-475 BCE.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

This clay statuette shows a woman baking bread as one of her daily chores. That she is less likely to be an industrial baker can be perceived from the small scale of her tub and not a very large number of the rolls. The statuette can be a precursor of Tanagra figurines, sculpted depictions of girls and women in their ordinary occupations or poses, which were bound to be mass-produced in Boeotia and conquer the trans-Hellenic markets more than a hundred years later.

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