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Terracotta architectural tile

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (19.4 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.199.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
With red and black decoration. Decorated terracotta tiles were fixed to the roof line and upper walls of Lydian houses, as seen in the photograph of a re-created house at Sardis.
Excavated at Sardis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 44, 191, pl. 31d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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