- Museum number
Terracotta square altar (fragment). The altar is decorated with the appliqued motifs of a bull's head flanked by roundels, small wreaths or phialai. It may have served as the base for a standing figure, now lost.
Technique: fully modelled on all sides.
Clay: light orange with gold mica and chalk inclusions..
- Production date
- 4thC BC-1stC BC (?)
Height: 8 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Tc. Cat.
The results of NAA did not group this piece with the other Halikarnassos pieces tested, suggesting the possibility that it is an import rather than a locally manufactured piece. XRD detected apatite as a major phase in the white coating, for this see Terracottta 2532.
- Not on display
- Lower edge broken, upper surface missing. NAA 1994. XRD 1994.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number