Terracotta antefix (roof tile) with head of a maenad

Terracotta | 49.5 x 52.1cm | Late 4th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

On temple roofs, maenad antefixes often alternate with satyr-head antefixes. Here, the maenad wears an elaborate diadem and very large grape-cluster earrings, a type of jewelry especially popular in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.

Credit: Purcha...
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