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Terracotta Face

Hellenistic-Roman (?)


1 15/16 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1 1/16 in. (5 cm x 4.5 cm x 2.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.338
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Anatolia
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures; Terracottas
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Roman?

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  • Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
  • 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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