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The World of Greek Terracottas

Altes Museum

For many centuries, figurines were made of fired clay in ancient Greece. Until recently, researchers regarded these clay figures as cheap, mass-produced goods of no great significance. And yet, these colourfully painted figures possessed the most startling, lifelike appearance. Today, however, it has been revealed that they always had an important function in ancient daily life.

Antikensammlung griechischer Tonfigur xl

Special Exhibition Venue