Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum
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Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum

By Maria Lucia Ferruzza
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.In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economical—unlike stone suitable for carving—clay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness. Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily attest to the prolific coroplastic workshops that supplied sacred and decorative images for sanctuaries, settlements, and cemeteries. Sixty terracottas are investigated here by noted scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, comprising a selection of significant types from the Getty’s larger collection—life-size sculptures, statuettes, heads and busts, altars, and decorative appliqués.

Online at the Getty.

Table of Contents
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Director's Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Classification
  • Production Techniques
  • Map of South Italy and Sicily
  • Catalogue
  • Cat 1. Statue of a Seated Poet (Orpheus?)
  • Cat 2. Statue of a Standing Siren A
  • Cat 3. Statue of a Standing Siren B
  • Group Discussion (Cats. 1–3)
  • Cat 4. Head of a Man
  • Cat 5. Head of a Man
  • Cat 6. Head of a Man
  • Cat 7. Head of a Male Banqueter
  • Cat 8. Head of a Male Banqueter
  • Cat 9. Head of a Woman
  • Cat 10. Head of a Woman
  • Cat 11. Head of a Woman
  • Cat 12. Head of a Woman
  • Cat 13. Head of a Woman
  • Cat 14. Head of a Woman
  • Cat 15. Bust of a Woman
  • Cat 16. Bust of a Woman
  • Cat 17. Bust of a Woman
  • Cat 18. Head of a Youth
  • Cat 19. Head of a Youth
  • Cat 20. Head of a Youth
  • Cat 21. Bust of a Youth
  • Cat 22. Fragment of a Head
  • Cat 23. Head of a Child
  • Group Discussion (Cats. 4–23)
  • Cat 24. Head of a Bearded Man
  • Cat 25. Statuette of a Woman
  • Cat 26. Plaque with a Woman
  • Cat 27. Statuette of a Seated Comic Actor
  • Cat 28. Statuette of a Seated Old Woman
  • Cat 29. Statuette of a Mime
  • Cat 30. Statuette of a Dancer
  • Cat 31. Comic Mask
  • Cat 32. Statuette of Eros with a Deer
  • Cat 33. Statuette of an Amazon
  • Cat 34. Relief with Two Maenads
  • Cat 35. Relief with a Fighting Arimasp
  • Cat 36. Relief with a Bull
  • Cat 37. Relief with Two Griffins Attacking a Deer
  • Cat 38. Statue of a Mourning Woman
  • Cat 39. Statue of a Mourning Woman
  • Cat 40. Statue of a Mourning Woman
  • Cat 41. Statue of a Mourning Woman
  • Group Discussion (Cats. 38–41)
  • Cat 42. Statue of a Mourning Woman
  • Cat 43. Statuette of a Standing Woman
  • Cat 44. Statuette of Apollo
  • Cat 45. Seated Eros A
  • Cat 46. Seated Eros B
  • Group Discussion (Cats. 45–46)
  • Cat 47. One of a Pair of Altars with the Myth of Adonis
  • Cat 48. One of a Pair of Altars with the Myth of Adonis
  • Group Discussion (Cats. 47–48)
  • Cat 49. Altar with Animals
  • Cat 50. Miniature Altar with Animal Combat
  • Cat 51. Head of a Woman
  • Cat 52. Relief with Orestes and Clytemnestra
  • Cat 53. Thymiaterion Supported by a Statuette of Nike
  • Cat 54. Statuette of Odysseus under a Ram
  • Cat 55. Statuette of a Woman with a Kithara
  • Cat 56. Statuette of Aphrodite
  • Cat 57. Statuette of Eros
  • Cat 58. Mask of a Satyr
  • Cat 59. Clipeus with the Head of Medusa
  • Cat 60. Head of Hades
  • Guide to the Collection of South Italian and Sicilian Terracottas
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Authors
  • Copyright
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