Statuette of a baker, left side view, from the back

Statuette of a baker, left side view

Statuette of a baker, 3/4-view from the left

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Title: Statuette of a baker
Context: From Tanagra
Findspot: Said to be from Tanagra
Summary: A man sitting on a stool, peering into an oven
Material: Terracotta
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Single monument
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 525 BC - ca. 500 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.11 m
Scale: Miniature
Region: Boeotia
Period: Late Archaic

Subject Description: A baker, wearing a short tunic, with his hair bound in a taenia, sits in front of an oven. To his right side, on a plate, are two small round loaves of bread.

Condition: Intact

Condition Description: Much of the left side of the oven is missing.

Material Description: Hard, gray terracotta

Technique Description: Modeled by hand, except for the mold-made head.

Collection History: Acquired by the Louvre in 1875.

Sources Used: Mollard-Besques 1954, 20, cat. B 117, (with previous bibliography), pl. 15