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Fragment of a terracotta plate

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek, Wild Goat Style
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
greatest H. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); estimated diameter 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Nicolas Koutoulakis, 1960
Accession Number:
60.92.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, above, griffin; below, sphinx
Reverse, head of horned figure, Acheloos?

It is unclear whether this plate was decorated on the reverse or whether the plain surface invited a spontaneous drawing.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Acheloos, no. 3, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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