Terracotta coffin-fitting in the form of a mask of river god. Traces of black paint. Fine red-brown fabric with an orange-buff core and frequent very fine mica inclusions.
- Production date
Height: 4.70 centimetres
Thickness: 0.90 centimetres
Width: 3.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Parallels are usually given a Campanian 500 BC to 480 BC provenance (Vassilika 1998, 44-45, no. 20), however the fabric is different. Also good parallels in British Museum (GR1875,0313.17; GR1875,0313.18), published by Vassilika, possibly from the same mould series as Naukratis examples (GR.56.1887 and GR.55.1887) were originally supplied with a false provenance (purchased in 1875 from antiquities dealers Rollin & Feuardent, known to operate in Egypt). Three similar pieces, but not from same mould series in Martin-von-Wagner-Museum der Universität Würzburg (Schmidt 1994, pl. 41, nos 226-8).
Schmidt, E. 1994, Martin-von-Wagner-Museum der Universität Würzburg, Katalog der antiken Terrakotten I: Die figürlichen Terrakotten, Mainz.
Vassilika, E.1998, Greek and Roman Art, Cambridge.
- Not on display
- left horn broken and repaired
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: GR.55.1887 (Accession Number)
Miscellaneous number: Nauk 86 (Other Accession Number)