Terracotta Relief Fragment
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Terracotta Relief FragmentHellenistic-Roman (?)
3 1/16 in. x 2 11/16 in. x 1 in. (7.7 cm x 6.8 cm x 2.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
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- Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
- Satyrs and Maenads - Maenads are human female followers of Dionysus (sometimes called Nymphai) - Note added June 2010 by M. Weldon.
- 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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