Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Young girl playing auloi (double-pipes)
Tanagra, Greece
Hellenistic Period, late 4th century BCE
H: 11.3 cm; W: 3.9 cm
Gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 87.56.594
In Greece playing auloi was usually an activity characteristic of maidens of marriagable age, but in this case, the figurine depicts a girl, probably playing auloi in a ritual context.

Young, Y., A Terracotta Figurine of a Girl Playing Auloi, Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology, 5, Israel Museum, 2006

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