Terracotta Sculpture of Greek Woman Baking

Terracotta Sculpture of Greek Woman Baking

license: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic
source: Wikimedia Commons
author: Marie-Lan Nguyen
Description

A photograph frames a small terracotta figurine depicting a Greek woman baking. She is kneeling in front of an oven, either putting in the dough or pulling out a freshly baked loaf of bread.


Date

Artifact: 5th century BC

Photo: 2009


Information

This 5th century BC figurine provides a glimpse into food preparation in ancient Greece. Here, a woman is baking a loaf of bread. She holds in her hand either a freshly baked loaf of bread or the prepared dough entering the oven.

At the time of photograph, this figurine was housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.


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Bibliography

Wilson, N. G. (2005). Encyclopedia of ancient Greece. New York: Routledge.

Dalby, A. (2016). Siren feasts: A history of food and gastronomy in Greece. London: Routledge.

Voutsaki, S., & Valamoti, S. M. (2013). Diet, economy and society in the ancient Greek world. Peeters Bvba.