Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Figurine of a woman with a fan
Tanagra, Greece
Hellenistic Period, late 4th century BCE
H: 17.5; W: 6.3 cm
Bequest of Sam Levy, Lisbon
Accession number: 88.28.78
Tanagra figurines, named after their main center of manufacture, Tanagra in Boeotia, were a popular genre of terracotta statuettes, mainly depicting women and scenes of everyday life. They were dedicated at temples, placed in tombs, and even used as home decorations.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir