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Terracotta Aries - Hellenistic Greece Iv-1st Centuries

Terracotta Aries - Hellenistic Greece Iv-1st Centuries
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"Terracotta Aries - Hellenistic Greece Iv-1st Centuries"
terracotta Greece, Hellenistic period IV-I centuries Height 6.2 - length 10.2 - width 3.9 cm. Remains of pigments. Good condition. This is an archaeological object. These objects were frequently found in the graves of the dead in ancient Greece. They had a symbolism linked to the soul, within the framework of complex mystical theories. Their colors were usually pink purple, related to the moon, underground world. The soul could be represented in 4 ways: - chimeric animal, winged geniuses, mythological characters, or natural animals sheep, ram, doves, butterfly ... which is the case in the presence. On the subject: Prosper Biardot, The funereal Greek terracotta in their relationship with the mysteries of Bacchus, Paris, 1872 Didot printer reprint 1982, ______

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