Sandra Sandri

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199571451
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology


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Graeco-Egyptian terracottas are among the most widespread genres of artefacts in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, owing to their almost industrial mass production. The small clay figures, with their characteristic mixture of Egyptian and Greek elements, represent gods and divine beings, humans and animals. This article discusses the technique for manufacturing terracottas, discovery sites and uses, dating of Graeco-Egyptian terracottas, themes and motifs, and assessment of Graeco-Egyptian terracottas in scholarship.

Keywords: sculptural artefacts; clay; Graeco-Egyptian terracottas

Article.  7863 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; Egyptian Archaeology

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