In historical Italy, temples have been decorated with full-figure architectural terracotta photos equivalent to acroteria, statuary teams and excessive reliefs. those terracottas more often than not convey advanced scenes of gods and heroes, mythical battles and legendary animals, in addition to huge volutes and palmettes. The fourth variation of the Deliciae Fictiles meetings excited about this particular type of typically hand-crafted terracotta roof ornament from Etruria and critical Italy, Campania, Magna Graecia and Sicily. the amount comprises sixty contributions, publishing new fabric, new findings and lots of new reconstructions of this hugely infrequent fabric from far and wide Italy from the Archaic interval into the Hellenistic instances. an enormous bibliography and over 700 illustrations, a lot of which in color, offer reference fabric for students and scholars of archaeology, historical structure and procedure, paintings background and iconography.

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