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This chapter provides a state of knowledge on the type of production, in spite of difficulties of access, sometimes prohibitive reproduction rights, and collections waiting for publication for decades. To understand the specificity of terracotta, but also what they have in common with other products, it is essential to compare them with the products, but again the difficulties remain: like the terracotta, small objects or bronzes of Roman period remain poorly understood and difficult to date. The chapter highlights the importance of bestiary especially in Roman period. It testifies certain continuity with the Pharaonic period while showing choices: the most represented animals in Greco-Roman period are not any more the same as those of previous periods. The work is designed as both a summary of what we now know of this production and as a tool for future research. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: animals; bestiary; Greco-Roman period; Pharaonic period; terracotta



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