Gilded terracotta applique depicting a female figure wearing a chiton and a himation, seated on a rock; in her left hand she probably holds a torch, in her right hand she strokes a wild beast. Similar appliques, arranged in friezes incorporating a range of subjects, were used for the decoration of wooden sarcophagi. The figure was part of a frieze with a Dionysian theme.


  • Title: Applique
  • Date Created: Late 4th - early 3rd century BC
  • Location Created: Taranto, via Icco, Tomb n° XI, 1954
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 cm (height); 7.5 cm (width)
  • Medium: Gilded terracotta
  • Room: Room XIII, showcase 22, 6.1

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