Terracotta figure of reclining man, naked to his waist. Mould-made hollow figure with missing legs, head and left arm. Traces of a white coating preserved between the left arm and chest only, no trace of the colour is was painted. Fine dark brown fabric with abundant silver mica and white stone and rare large black and red inclusions.
- Production date
- 550BC - 400BC
Height: 7.20 centimetres
Length: 6.10 centimetres
Width: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Probably an overfired East Greek fabric, though resembles a very fine Nile silt in colour and inclusions. Similar pieces from Olynthus dated 5th and early 4th century BC (Robinson 1952, pl.89, nos 268-270; pl.95, no.283), though parallels were found in earlier grave contexts in Lindos. Greek parallels suggest an East Greek provenance is most likely.
Robinson, D. M. 1952. Olynthus XIV. Terracottas, lamps, and coins found in 1934 and 1938. Johns Hopkins University studies in archaeology. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press; London, Oxford University Press.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: NA315 (Accession Number)