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date: 29 October 2020

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Graeco-Egyptian terracottas are among the most widespread genres of artefacts in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, owing to their almost industrial mass production. The small clay figures, with their characteristic mixture of Egyptian and Greek elements, represent gods and divine beings, humans and animals. This article discusses the technique for manufacturing terracottas, discovery sites and uses, dating of Graeco-Egyptian terracottas, themes and motifs, and assessment of Graeco-Egyptian terracottas in scholarship.

Keywords: sculptural artefacts, clay, Graeco-Egyptian terracottas

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