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V. Terracotta

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Moulded terracotta votive offerings and architectural revetment plaques with figural scenes are other forms of Etruscan ceramic production which were inspired by foreign examples. The use of moulds permitted votives such as the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) head 1994.116 and seated couple figurine 1994.117 to be mass-produced and widely available for dedication at sanctuaries. Greek models for both were introduced from Sicily/Southern Italy and then modified to suit local ritual needs throughout Central Italy. Votives may also serve as examples of status- enhancing conspicuous consumption by elite offerants although such functions were usually reserved for more expensive votive donations. Figural architectural revetment plaques were popular in Etruria from the late 7th to late 6th centuries BCE. The Etruscan architectural scenes are thought to symbolize the power of an aristocratic elite through the depiction of their most important social, political, and religious rituals.

Keywords: Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA); Etruscan artist; Greek pottery; Italy; terracotta; votive offering



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