The Terracottas of the Tarantine Greeks

Bonnie M. Kingsley


48 pages

PDF file size: 27.0 MB


Working in shops near shrines and temples in the ancient city of Tarentum, the coroplasts, or figurine modelers, produced enormous numbers of figurines for use by worshipers as votive or funeral offerings. Presented here is the small collection of molds and figurines from southern Italy now in the possession of the Getty Museum, with an expert discussion focusing on the original form and function of the figures.