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  • Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum
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  • Maria Lucia Ferruzza
  • 2016
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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. In addition to the comprehensive catalogue entries, the publication includes a guide to the full collection of over one thousand other figurines and molds from the region by Getty curator of antiquities Claire L. Lyons.

Reflecting the Getty's commitment to open content, Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum is available online at www.getty.edu/publications/terracottas and may be downloaded for free.

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