Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures; Terracottas
Lucy Shoe Meritt Collection
According to handwritten note from Lucy Shoe Meritt: "Found on the Acropolis at Athens in a crevice of the rock under the corner of a block of the epistyle of the southwest wing of the Propylaea (before the southwest wing was restored), in December 1929."
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- 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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