Event Title

Fragmented: Categorization and Contextualization of Terracotta Fragments Found at Morgantina

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

13-2-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 10:00 AM

Description

Over 200 terracotta figurines and fragments have been unearthed in the ancient city of Morgantina. Many of these can fit into several types and none are more prevalent than the Tanagra. While the original concept of a Tanagra can be traced to Athens, the workshop in Syracuse has been credited with the creation of multiple Sicilian variants. Discovery of these variants in Morgantina suggests a creative link between the two cities. Through examination and comparison with known examples, identification and dating of these figurines is made possible. This knowledge nuances our understanding of the site and ancient stylistic exchange networks.

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jared Benton

Art Department

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Fragmented: Categorization and Contextualization of Terracotta Fragments Found at Morgantina

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Over 200 terracotta figurines and fragments have been unearthed in the ancient city of Morgantina. Many of these can fit into several types and none are more prevalent than the Tanagra. While the original concept of a Tanagra can be traced to Athens, the workshop in Syracuse has been credited with the creation of multiple Sicilian variants. Discovery of these variants in Morgantina suggests a creative link between the two cities. Through examination and comparison with known examples, identification and dating of these figurines is made possible. This knowledge nuances our understanding of the site and ancient stylistic exchange networks.