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Fragment of a terracotta architectural tile

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 9/16 x 9 9/16in. (14.1 x 24.3cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.164.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The Athenian hero Theseus battles the Minotaur, the bull-headed Cretan monster.
Excavated at Sardis

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

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. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Minotauros, no. 12, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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