Exploring the world of antiquities dealing, collecting, heritage issues and a bit of archaeological travel
A Taste of Terracottas of the Roman Late Republic Period
I have traveled to many countries and been fortunate to view antiquities collections in a great many museums, large and small. Of all the many subcategories of ancient art, there are few I find more appealing than the large scale terracotta sculpture of the later Roman Republic, continuing just into the early Augustan age. It’s lifelike qualities and often almost fully human scale owe much to earlier Etruscan terracotta work but its ethereal, moody qualities are unique. It’s such a pity that more has not survived.
I am traveling this weekend but for the enjoyment of my readers I would like to share a few select examples. Enjoy!