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Three gilded terracotta appliqués

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta, gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sharrer, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.169.1–.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Such appliqués in the form of rosettes are known to have been used as decoration on wooden sarcophagi in Tarantum.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1991. "One Hundred Twenty-first Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 121: p. 32.

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