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Graeco-Roman Terracottas from Egypt

Egypt’s Graeco-Roman period, which covers the centuries around the birth of Christ, saw the cheap mass-production of a large number of terracotta figures, which were the property of ordinary people. The figures’ comprehensive range of motifs provides, first and foremost, an insight into popular belief among Egypt’s ethnically-mixed population, which, in addition to Egyptians also numbered Greeks, and later still, Romans. In the terracottas it is possible to follow a new and distinctive style which evolved from a blend of Greek and Egyptian iconography.

ISBN: 8774521861, nr. of pages: 218, Mette Fjeldhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1995, H:22 cm, W:17 cm, 550 g

79,00DKK (about 9 €)

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