Ancient Greek Terracottas
Figures and architectural ornaments have been made from terracotta since very early times. The Ashmolean possesses a collection which covers the whole of the Greek world, with representative examples from all the important centres of production, notably Attica, Boeotia, Taranto and Smyrna, which shed a varied light on many aspects of Greek life and culture.
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A. J. Evans Agora altar antefix Aphrodite arms hang Artemis Artemis Orthia Ashmolean Museum Athena Attica beard Berlin BMCatalogue body Boeotia bronze buff chiton chlamys Clay cream Clay orange coroplastic curls Daedalic decorated distant expression drapery ears edge Eros Eros and Psyche face facial Female head fifth century B.C. figurine flat fleshy folds fourth century B.C. goddess Greek hair is treated Hesperia himation hips left arm lips locks London Louvre lower eyelids indicated mid-fifth century B.C. missing modelled mould neck oval Oxford palmettes Parthenon Perachora plaque polos R. M. Dawkins relief remains of white Rhitsona right arm right shoulder sculpture second century B.C. short shown side Similar examples similar heads similar type Smyrna stands straight nose Tanagra figurine Taranto terracottas thin treatment triangular forehead underneath Unpublished upper and lower vent votive deposit wears white slip woman worn Wuilleumier youth