University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Jaimee P. Uhlenbrock

History, Trade, and the Terracottas

By: Jaimee P. Uhlenbrock

Over 4,500 terracotta figurines spanning some 800 years, from the 7th century B.C. to the 1st century of the Christian era, were recovered from the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cy¬≠rene (Fig. 1). Individually, they represent innumerable acts of piety motivated by the need to supplicate or to express gratitude. Manufac¬≠tured in clay and […]