Tanagra Clay Cicada Replica dated at around 450 BC currently on display at the Archaelogical Museum of Athens.One of the best-known types of Greek terracotta statuettes, these figurines are named for the ancient Greek town of Tanagra, where they were produced throughout the 3rd century BCE. These were typically offerings found in burial sites.
This fine museum quality replica is a unique "one of a kind" ceramic reproduction made from clay originating from the same fields where the original was found to ensure the same "look and feel" as the actual piece. All paint decorations were also made replicating methods used by potters of the particular period. This is why this item is hard to distinguish from the original and requires the attached traditional lead stamp (shown as part of the description tag) that identifies it as a reproduction made by an authorized artist. Like the actual museum displays each piece is tagged with its description.
Shipped in presentation gift box.
Handmade and Imported from Greece.
Approx. 108mm (4.25 in) L x 38mm (1.6 in) W x 51mm (2 in) H
Approx. weight 108 grams