TARENTINE GILDED TERRACOTA ANIMAL RELIEF

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TARENTINE GILDED TERRACOTA ANIMAL RELIEF
Applique fragment with combat scenen of lion attacking winged lion-griffin from behind, grabbing its rear with its teeth, while griffin turning back its head and is trying to escape. Beige clay, mould-made, gilded

Ex priv. coll. F.Z., Netherlands, acq. from J.D. Cahn, Basel, Tefaf 2007
Dim. 5,2 x 8 cm. Mounted on Perspex.

4th cent. BC, c. 350-320 BC

This type of mould-made terracotta appliques probably served as decoration for funerary furniture
Cf. K. Schefold, meisterweke Griechischre Kunst, Basel 1960, p. 266, VII 354

 10.000