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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.
Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1981. Vol. 1: Aara-Aphlad. "Acheloos," p. 13, no. 3, pl. 19, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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