Terracottas and Plastic Lamps of the Roman Period

by Clairève Grandjouan

Athenian Agora VI
118 pp, 33 pls, 7 figs
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-206-4
Publication Date: Nov 1961
Status: Out of Print


The volume contains a short introduction, a classification by types, a critical catalogue, a register of the dated contexts, concordances and indexes, and an excursus by T. B. L. Webster on the theatrical figurines. Nearly half of the 1,100 items are illustrated with photographs. The subjects of the (mostly fragmentary) figurines are revealing. To the Greek deities of earlier times are added Oriental figures like Serapis, Isis, Harpokrates, Attis, as well as Egyptian priests and Asiatic dancers. The molded "plastic" lamps that are included in this volume were probably made in the same workshops as the figurines.