Terracottas and Plastic Lamps of the Roman Period
American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1961 - Agora (Athens, Greece). - 106 pages
The volume contains a short introduction, a classification by types, a critical catalogue, a register of the dated contexts, concordances and indexes, and an excursus by T. B. L. Webster on the theatrical figurines. Nearly half of the 1,100 items are illustrated with photographs. The subjects of the (mostly fragmentary) figurines are revealing. To the Greek deities of earlier times are added Oriental figures like Serapis, Isis, Harpokrates, Attis, as well as Egyptian priests and Asiatic dancers. The molded "plastic" lamps that are included in this volume were probably made in the same workshops as the figurines.
TYPES OF FIGURINES
TYPES OF PLASTIC LAMPS
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3rd century 4th century actor Agora animals appears Athenian Athens Attic base bear blue body bronze bust Catalogue child close coiffure comic Corinth Deposit drapery earlier early 3rd century early 4th century ears Eros example face feet figure figurines fragments Front Greek grooves GROTESQUE hair half of 3rd hand handle hard head Hellenistic Hesperia holding hole imported indicate Late 3rd later legs linear style male mask MATRONA mime Miniature missing modelled mouth neck noted nozzle object painted perhaps period pieces pinkish buff clay plaque plastic lamps preserved probably red glaze red-orange reddish buff clay reddish clay related moulds relief representing Roman Sculpture seated Second half short shoulder shows side Similar standing suspension terracotta torso traces of white upper waist wearing white slip woman yellow youth