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In old Italy, temples have been decorated with full-figure architectural terracotta photos akin to acroteria, statuary teams and excessive reliefs. those terracottas typically convey complicated scenes of gods and heroes, mythical battles and legendary animals, in addition to huge volutes and palmettes. The fourth version of the Deliciae Fictiles meetings enthusiastic about this particular category of as a rule home made terracotta roof ornament from Etruria and vital Italy, Campania, Magna Graecia and Sicily. the amount comprises sixty contributions, publishing new fabric, new findings and plenty of new reconstructions of this hugely infrequent fabric from in every single place Italy from the Archaic interval into the Hellenistic instances. an enormous bibliography and over seven-hundred illustrations, a lot of which in color, offer reference fabric for students and scholars of archaeology, historical structure and strategy, paintings heritage and iconography.

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