Ancient Greek produced many human figures, vary in size from miniature to monumental sculpture, such as the bronze statue of Helios once stood on the port of Rhodes. The figures also vary in the material, marble or other stones, bronze, wood, ivory and clay.

Attempt in here is to trace the history of Greek terracotta figures from Bronze Age to Hellenistic period, made from clay and of small size, though large statues can be called terracotta.