ANATOLIAN TERRACOTTA FRIEZE FRAGMENT

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ONE OF A COLLECTION OF ANATOLIAN DüVER FRIEZE FRAGMENTS

Polychrome painted fragment of architectural revetment from a frieze decorated in red, white and black. Decorated with a horseman in relief, galloping to the right.

Upper edge with convex border, base with small rectangular rim, pierced in left upper field with large hole for pin attachment.

Mould-made.

Ex priv. coll. A.R., London, acquired from Sotheby’s London 24 February 1965, lots 50-64
Dim. 33,5 x 38 cm. Paint flaked off.
6th cent. BC, from Anatolia

see also Sotheby’s London, auction 6th July 1964 nrs. 45-47, and 28th June 1965, lots 89-91

cf. M.J. Mellink, Archaeology in Asia Asia Minor, AJA LXVIII, 1964, p.159 and 1965, p. 143

cf. N. Thomas, Recent Acquisitions by Birmingham City Museum, Archaeological Reports for 1964-5, (1965), pp. 64-70 and figs.4-5

cf. M.E. Mayo, Architectural Terra Cotta from Phrygia, Arts in Virginia, 21 no.2, 1981, pp. 29-35, figs. 3-17

P.O.R.

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