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Terracotta fragmentary gorgoneion antefix (roof tile)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.46
Not on view
This fragment is of the same type as 39.11.9 in this case and has been restored accordingly. The antefix is decorated with a gorgon's head.
Said to be from Tarentum (Taranto)

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 71, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

van Buren, E. Douglas. 1923. Archaic Fictile Revetments in Sicily and Magna Graecia. pp. 140-1, fig. 57, pl. XIV, London: J. Murray.

Alexander, Christine. 1940. "Two Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35(5): p. 108.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 30 n. 14, 114, 179, pl. 19g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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