Lady of Auxerre

The Lady of Auxerre stands at the beginning of the history of Greek sculpture, offering a promise of what is to come.


Statue of a woman, known as the “Lady of Auxerre,” Daedalic style, Crete(?), c. 640-630 B.C.E., limestone, 75 cm high (Musée du Louvre)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Lady of Auxerre," in Smarthistory, December 14, 2015, accessed November 30, 2023,