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Byzantine Terracotta Horse-Shaped Ryhton from the 5th-6th century B.C.
Modeled from a small terracotta plaque, this figurine belongs to a large group of statuettes known as “pappadès”, because of their polos (a high cylindrical hat) that makes them look like Orthodox priests.
This rectangular plaque is perfectly regular and smooth; at its center, it is decorated with a bird carved out in relief
Despite a slight formal asymmetry, this vessel is remarkable for its artistic and technical qualities. The profile is rounded, the disk-shaped base is flat, the upturned lip is in relief.
The word askos originally designates the skin of an animal that was sewn and turned into a skin intended to carry liquids, especially wine or water.
A light beige-gray ceramic bowl, covered with a white slip; the decoration is painted in black under a beautiful turquoise glaze, thicker on the bottom where it partially dripped.
This veiled female head is carved in very high relief on the plaque, whose edges are curved. The two vertical edges, visible in the lower plaque, indicate the borders of the veil.
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