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Architectural Panel

Unknown6th - 5th century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This molded terracotta panel depicts a bearded man with the lower body of a fish. This merman may represent Triton, a minor Greek god of the sea whose worship was adopted by the Etruscans. Etruscan architecture was frequently elaborated with terracotta panels decorated with mythological or genre scenes, either molded in low relief or painted. The holes visible on the plaque were used for mounting the panel on a wall.

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Details

  • Title: Architectural Panel
  • Date Created: 6th - 5th century B.C.
  • Location Created: Etruria
  • Physical Dimensions: w49.3 x h29.5 x d5.1 cm
  • Type: Panel
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • artist: Unknown
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Tritons
  • Object Creditline: Gift of Leon Levy

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