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  • n. Plural form of terracotta.


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  • I used all natural silks and cottons, hand-pleated and dyed to pale apricots, creams, peaches, yellows and pinky terracottas, with lots of handmade gold jewelry.

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  • The following year she showed two terracottas (Portrait of Dr. Jesi and The little girl singing) and two bronzes (Portrait of painter Mafai and Portrait of painter Guttuso) at the VI Quadriennial Exhibition, where she was awarded one of the prizes for sculpture.

    Antonietta Rapha��l.

  • Although she loved stone, she made terracottas, cements and bronzes.

    Antonietta Rapha��l.

  • Their gaily painted pale blues, terracottas and yellows are probably intended to help the bees in their homing, but they lend a strangely festive air to this solemn, haunted place, so that it is easy to imagine the hibernating bees inside and the fruit blossom that will soon transform the scene.


  • It is surprising that there should exist no general history of Italian terracottas, those clay models of figures or groups that are to sculpture in marble and bronze what drawing is to painting.

    Sketches in Clay

  • With archaeological remains stretching back several millennia, Mali has been a frequent target of those trading in illegally excavated artifacts, particularly terracottas from sites in the area of Djenné.

    Crossroads of Culture: An Endangered Past

  • Akrai, Kroton, Metapontum and Paestum, precisely similar terracottas were found to have been employed in the same way.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • But when these terracottas are found to reproduce throughout the exact designs and figures of vase-paintings, the line between the two fades away.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • To make now a definite application, it is evident that the connection between vase-paintings and painted terracottas must from the nature of the case be a very close one.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • The cornices above and below are of clay or poros, painted in just such designs as appear on the Olympian terracottas; and these designs are frequently repeated in the sculptures themselves.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1


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