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Terracotta plaque

Period:
Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date:
27 B.C.–A.D. 68
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 1/4 x 14 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (46.4 x 36.8 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Relief with a griffin and an arimasp

Arimasps were mythical one-eyed men who dwelt with gold-guarding griffins in lands north of Scythia.
Robinson, Edward. 1909. "The Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1908--V Miscellaneous." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4(7): p. 129.

Rohden, Hermann von. 1911. "Architektonische Romische Tonreliefs." Die antiken Terrakotten: im Auftrage des Archäologischen Instituts des Deutschen Reichs, Vol. 4 Pt. 2. p. 129, pl. v.1, XXII, Stuttgart: W. Spemann.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 200, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 319, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 319, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Simon, Erika. 1962. "Zur Bedeutung des Greifen in der Kunst der Kaiserzeit." Latomus, 21(4): pp. 778-9, fig. 10, pl. LI.

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