Gilded terracotta applique depicting a semi-reclining female figure wearing a chiton, holding what is probably a cymbal in her left hand. She is flanked by a nude Eros with a cloak and situla. 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: 8.2 cm (height); 12 cm (width)
  • Medium: Gilded terracotta
  • Room: Room XIII, showcase 22, 6.1

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