Terracotta figurine of a Kore. 520–480 BC (Acr. 10693) Showcase 24, no. 8.

Figures in clay: Terracotta statuettes and the relief panels of the Acropolis Museum

Saturday, 22 November, 2014

Ancient coroplastic art – the modelling of terracotta figures – is a widely used art which allows for the production of replicates. Its remnants reflect the number of users throughout the ancient Greek world, and the many ancient visitors to the temples of the Acropolis. The figurines and relief panels in the Museum’s exhibition spaces make a distinct impression with their faded colours, variety, and often direct, frontal communication with the modern viewer. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the details, production techniques, and the research and dating methods used for these objects, as well as the fascinating world they reveal, together with the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts.

The gallery talk 'Figures in clay: Terracotta statuettes and the relief panels of the Acropolis Museum' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 22 November 2014, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 50 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk