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Terracotta antefix (roof tile)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 625–600 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 3/4 x 8 7/8in. (19.7 x 22.6cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.56
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
This antefix in the form of a female head comes from the ancient city of Matauros, a Lokrian colony in southern Italy.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Recent Classical Accessions: Early Terracotta Sculptures and Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(1): p. 14, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 73, 399, fig. 157, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 30, 178, pl. 18g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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