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Greek Terracotta Figurines

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N502: Hydraphoros (ca. 375 BCE)

 

N.509: Mycenaean TC "phi" Figurine (early 14th c BCE)

Hand made standing female.
Height: 8.25 cm.

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N.83: TC Female Figurine from Capua (6th c BCE)

Mould made standing female of Dadaelic type with tall polos (cap).

Height: 8.33 cm.

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N.87: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (6th c BCE)

Mould made standing female with himation draped over her head.

Height: 10.89 cm.

 
N.196: TC Tanagra-type Figurine of Eros, provenance unknown (3rd c BCE)

Youthful male figure in short tunic pulled diagonally across lower body leaving genitalia bare. Wings sprout from shoulder with articulated feathers. Originally coated all over with a white slip, pinkish on tunic.

Height: 11.64 cm.

 
N.204: TC Head of Male from South Italy (ca 500 BCE)

Height: 7.88 cm.

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N.205: TC Female Fragment from South Italy (Late 6th c BCE)

Female in polos (cap); faint "archaic" smile.

Height: 8.75 cm.

 

 
N.502: TC Hydrophoros, provenance unknown (early 4th c BCE)

Woman carrying a hydria (waterjar, early 4th c. BCE; H. 23 cm). She preserves much of her original paint.

Height: 23 cm.

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Italic Terracotta Figurines

N.33: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 9.85 cm.

 
N.34: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 7.8 cm.

 
N.35: TC Female Figurine from Capua (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 14.12 cm.;

 
N.36: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 10.43 cm.

 
N.37: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 12.17 cm.

 
N.38: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 11.98 cm.

 
N.39: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 11.65 cm.

 
N.40: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 8.5 cm.

 
N.41A and N.41B: Two joining (not mended) Fragments of Seated Male Figurine, from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Two fragments of legs of a seated figure with drapery folds falling between legs; traces of red and white paint. On outside of leg traces of drapery over thigh and projection, possibly of seat or throne.

Height: Fragment A: 6.87 cm.

Height: Fragment B: 7.0 cm.

 
N.42: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 8.5 cm.

 
N.43: TC Female Figurine from Capua (2nd-1st c BCE)

Mould made standing figure wearing small polos and palla

Height: 14.4 cm.

 
N.44: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd/1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 8.96 cm.

 
N.45: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd/1st c BCE

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 8.86 cm.

 
N.46: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd/1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 5.5 cm.

 
N.47: Fragment of Seated Figurine from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Fragment of figure, possibly male, seated on square throne(?).

Height: 5.7 cm

 
N.63: TC Uterus from Italy (2nd/1st c BCE)

Fragmentary uterus with ribbing.

Height: 9.07 cm.

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N.64: TC Phallus (or Stopper) from ?Italy (2nd/1st c BCE)

Height: 5.24 cm.

 
N.65: TC Female Figurine from Capua (2nd/1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 12.88 cm.

 
N.66: TC Warrior from Capua (3rd-1st c BCE)

Crudely made warrior.

Height: 14.87 cm.

 
N.67: TC Figurine from Capua (3rd-1st c BCE)

Mould made standing figure of indeterminate sex. Apparently coated on front with red paint over white slip.

Height: 10.15 cm.

 
N.68: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 9.15 cm.

 
N.69: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 9.67 cm.

 
N.70: TC Female Figure Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 12 cm.

 
N.71: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 11.82 cm.

 
N.72: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Seated woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 10.08 cm.

 
N.73: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 13.93 cm.

 
N.74: TC Male Figurine from Capua (2nd-1st c BCE)

Mould made standing figure of Sophoclean type.

Height: 12.72 cm.

 
N.75: TC Male Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Mould made standing figure of Sophoclean type.

Height: 7.01 cm.

 
N.76: TC Male Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Mould made standing figure of Sophoclean type.

Height: 9.57 cm.

 
N.77: TC Male Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Mould made standing figure of Sophoclean type.

Height: 12.12 cm.

 
N.78: TC Male Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Mould made standing figure of Sophoclean type.

Height: 13.63 cm.

 
N.79: TC Rooster

Standing rooster.

Height: 12.72 cm.

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N.80: TC Family Group from Italy (?)

Group of mother, father, and child seated on high sided bench.

Height: 15.4 cm.

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N.81: TC Boar from Etruria (?)

Standing boar.

Height: 10.86 cm.

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N.82: TC Bull from Etruria (?)

Standing bull.

Height: 14.0 cm.

 
N.84: TC Reclining Eros Figurine from ? (2nd-1st c BCE)

On rectangular base chubby Eros reclines on right elbow with right hand on a hare.

Height: 7.33 cm.

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N.85: TC Head of Figure from Capua (2nd-1st c BCE)

Head of male in pointed cap.

Height: 8.32 cm.

 
N.86: TC Head of Female Figure from Italy (2nd c BCE)

Head and neck of female with wig-like hair.

Height: 10.5 cm.

 
N.88: TC Figurine Head from Praeneste (3rd c BCE)

Head of woman (goddess?) wearing a polos.

Height: 4.02 cm.

 
N.89: TC Seated Female with Child from Italy (2nd-1st C BCE)

Woman seated on low-sided throne, holding infant.

Height: 16.6 cm.

 
N.90: TC Figurine of Muse from Italy (2nd c BCE)

Muse in chiton and himation, holding lyre in left hand.

Height: 14.55 cm.

 
N.142: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 12.18 cm.

 
N.143: TC Figurine of Athena from Italy (2nd 1st c BCE)

Height: 11.38 cm.

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N.144: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Praeneste (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 9.67 cm.

 
N.146: TC Female Figurine Fragment from Italy (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak) and stola.

Height: 17.5 cm.

 
N.151: TC Head of Swaddled Infant from Italy (3rd c BCE)

Height ca 14.0 cm.

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N.152: TC Head of Demeter from Cumae (4th-3rd c BCE)

Height: 13.8 cm.

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N.153: TC Veiled Head of Woman from Italy (3rd-2nd c BCE)

Height: 14.62 cm.

 
N.155: TC Votive Horse Fragment from Etruria (3rd-1st c BCE)

Height: 9.24 cm.

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N.156: TC Votive Woman Shoulder-Bust from Italy (4th-3rd c BCE)

Height:  24.5 cm.

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N.183: TC Female Figurine from Capua (2nd-1st c BCE)

Standing woman with palla (cloak).

Height: 12.87 cm.

 
N.184: TC Female Figurine from Capua (2nd-1st c BCE)

Height: 12.28 cm.

 
N.197: TC Figurine of Armed Pig from ?Italy (3rd-2nd c BCE)

Mould made figure of standing pig wearing long-sleeved tunic and soft-peaked Trojan cap; he holds a spear in right hand and shield in left. Compare a wall painting from Pompeii: Aeneas fleeing Troy with Ascanius and Anchises, all as pigs.

Height: 22.6 cm.

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N.201: TC Votive Head of Man from Capua (2nd c BCE)

Mould made head with himation.

Height: 13.3 cm.

 
N.202: TC Votive Head of Man from Capua (2nd c BCE)

Mould made head with himation.

Height: 7.68 cm.

 
N.203: TC Jug-eared Male Votive Head from Capua (2nd c BCE)

Height: 10.01 cm.

 
N.415: TC "Wise Man" from Italy (?)

Male "genuflecting" and wearing a short-sleeved, bloused tunic reaching below knees and cloak.

Height: 21.3 cm.

 

 

Italic Terracotta Votive Body Parts

N.145: TC Votive Leg from Italy (3rd-1st c BCE)

Height: 18.0 cm.

 
N.147: TC Votive Foot from Italy (2nd-1st c BCE)

Height: 20.5 cm.

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N.148: TC Votive Foot from (2nd-1st c BCE)

Height: 20 cm.

 
N.149: TC Votive Foot from Praeneste (2nd/1st c BCE)

Height: 13 cm.

 
N.150: TC Votive Foot from Italy (2nd/1st c BCE)

Height: 17.5 cm.

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N.259: TC Votive Hand from Italy (?)

Height: 20.2 cm.

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N.260: TC Votive Hand & Arm from Italy (?)

Height: 17.2 cm.

 
N.261: TC Votive Hand & Arm from Italy (?)

Height: 22.5 cm.

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N.262: TC Votive Leg & Foot from Praeneste (?)

Height: 18.2 cm.

 
N.263: TC Votive Hand & Arm from Italy (?)

Height: 18.0 cm.

 
N.264: TC Votive Hand from Italy (?)

Height: 19.5 cm.

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N.265: TC Votive Hand & Forearm from Italy (?)

Height: 13.48 cm.

 
N.266: TC Votive Hand & Forearm from Italy (?)

Height:  13.3 cm.

 
N.402: TC Votive Foot Fragment from Italy (?)

Height: 9.32 cm.

 
N.403: TC Votive Foot Fragment from Italy (?)

Height: 11.3 cm.

 

 

Italic Terracotta Reliefs

N.206: TC Relief Plaque: Woman in Polos from S Italy or Sicily (Late 6th c BCE)

Height:  11.3 cm.

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Italic Terracotta Architectural Fragments

N.159: TC Antefix in form of Woman's Head from Italy (3rd/2nd c BCE)

Head with melon coiffure.

Height: ca 15.5 cm.

 
N.160: TC Antefix in form of Woman's Head from Capua (3rd c BCE)

Height: 14.25 cm.

 
N.161: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Flat slab with overhanging cavetto molding: double scroll below Gorgoneion.

Height: 18.7 cm.

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N.162: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Garlands hang from between bucrania.

Height:  12.47 cm.

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N.163: TC Palmette Antefix from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Height: 21.6 cm.

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N.164: TC Palmette Antefix from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Female head with flying hair (Medusa?).

Height: 20.7 cm.

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N.165: TC Palmette Antefix from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Butting rams heads.

Height: 20.0 cm.

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N.166: TC Terminal Tile Frieze from Praeneste (3rd c CE)

Height: 21.3 cm.

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N.167: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Relief head of mature bearded male facing left wearing fillet with uraeus above forehead.

Height:  8.18 cm.

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N.168: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Relief head of youthful male wearing flat fillet with uraeus above forehead.

Height:  8.66 cm.

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N.169: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Relief nude male torso, probably Apollo. Height: 12.15 cm.

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N.170: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (Late 1st c BCE - early 1st c CE)

Female figure facing right with necklace and fillet. Behind, the curly head of a crouching figure. In front, traces of the head of a second figure.

Height:  13.33 cm.

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N.185: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (Late c 1st BCE-early 1st c CE)

Frontal dancing maenad.

Height:  11.2 cm.

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N.186: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment (?Modern Forgery) from Italy (Late 1st c BCE-early 1st c CE)

Woman (maenad?) facing left.

Height:  17.3 cm.

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N.187: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (2nd-1st c BCE)

Bald & bearded Silen facing left.

Height: 16.5 cm.

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N.188: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (2nd-1st c BCE)

Pudgy child, probably a Cupid, rides a dolphin which arches up out of waves.

Height: 15.1 cm.

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N.189: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (2nd-1st c BCE)

Tops of unidentifiable figures.

Height:  15.3 cm.

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N.190: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from (1st c BCE-1st c CE)

Opposing fish tails and trident.

Height:  16.5 cm.

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N.191: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (1st c BCE-1st c CE)

Satyr kneels right with left arm stretched toward a grape vine.

Height:  22.5 cm.

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N.192: TC Architectural Frieze Fragment from Italy (1st c BCE-1st c CE)

Pendant palmettes and a draped figure in archaizing style moving on tip-toe towards an altar.

Height:  14.7 cm.

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N.193, 194a & b, 195: Forged TC Circular Hearthguard Fragment from Italy (?)

Three dancing maenads.

Height:  18.3 cm.

 
N.401: TC Antefix Fragment from Italy (Late 1st c BCE-1st c CE)

Head of woman with tall kalathos.

Height: 15.5 cm.

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Italic Terracotta Stamped Bricks
(see Latin Inscriptions)


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Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (reduced size)
Modern plaster replica (given to the Wilcox by the KU Department of French and Italian) at a about 1/2 scale of a Greek original of ca. 190 BCE (original is just over 8 ft tall). According to the small metal oval in the back, the cast was purchased from the Caproni Bros. cast company of Boston probably in 1885.

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