Catalogue of Terracottas in the British Museum

    SKU: cmc22649

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    This, the fourth in the British Museum's series of terracottas catalogues, features terracottas found in Egypt and dating from the victory of Alexander in 332 BC and the succeeding Ptolemaic and Roman periods until the Arab conquest in AD 641. No doubt purchased by both Greek and Egyptian members of the population, most such terracottas most probably came predominantly from the houses of city- and village-dwellers, and, placed in a house-shrine, would have been thought by their owners to have a protective function over their households in everyday life and in childbirth. They would also enhance the fertility of fields and animals.Some 830 terracottas and objects, arranged thematically, are discussed and illustrated. The introduction describes the scope and content of the material; its function and distribution within the villages and cities of Egypt; its religious context;the difficulties of dating it; and manufacturing techniques.


    Product code: cmc22649
    Details: Hardback. 147 pp of b/w plates
    Price category: £100 to £500
    ISBN: 9780714122649
    Number of pages: 352
    Size: 297x210mm
    llustrations: 147 b/w
    Weight: 1.87kg
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