Female figure standing next to a louterion (lustral basin), preparing to wash herself, perhaps in connection with purification rites performed on the occasion of formal events. Found inside a chamber tomb, this terracotta illuminates the diverse iconographic repertoire of votive and funerary craftsmanship in this period.


  • Title: Figured terracotta
  • Date Created: Late 3rd - early 2nd century BC
  • Location Created: Taranto, via Polibio, 1960
  • Physical Dimensions: 23 cm (height); 11 cm (width)
  • Medium: Polychromatic terracotta
  • Room: Room XIX, showcase 45, 1.1

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