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Terracotta Antefix


3 1/16 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 1 1/8 in. (7.7 cm x 8.9 cm x 2.8 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.314
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Architectural Artifacts; Architectural Elements
Collection: Robinson Collection

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  • terracotta - A baked or semi-fired material that is usually a mixture of clay, grog, and water; it has been used for pottery, statuettes, lamps, roof tiles, and cornices since ancient times. It may be glazed prior to firing. To produce an item, terracotta is molded or shaped, dried for several days then fired to at least 600 C. It is fireproof, lighter in weight than stone, and usually brownish red in color.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Bright Lights, Big City: The Development and Influence of the Metropolis Bryn Mawr College , Sep 13, 2015 – Dec 1, 2015
  • The Robinson Collection Bryn Mawr College , Oct 1, 1999 – Nov 30, 1999

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