Terracotta Sculpture: Greek Woman Baking

Terracotta Sculpture: Greek Woman Baking

Terracotta Sculpture of Greek Woman Baking

Terracotta Sculpture of Greek Woman Baking

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source: Wikimedia Commons
author: Marie-Lan Nguyen

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.


Artifact: 5th century BC

Photo: 2009


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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