Architectural Terracottas from the Regia

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Volume 30
Susan Downey
Bright illumination of a dark period in the ancient world


Susan Downey has studied and catalogued the terracotta fragments surviving from the Regia, a building of great civic and religious importance that was located in the Roman Forum. Many of the fragments date from roughly the sixth to third centuries B.C., a period frustratingly ill-documented in the literary sources yet of considerable interest and importance in Roman history.

Susan B. Downey is Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Design, and Art History, University of California, Los Angeles. She is a winner of the Rome Prize and a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Italy.

Praise / Awards

  • "This careful study undoubtedly makes a very significant contribution to our understanding both of the evolution of the motifs of architectural terracotta decoration in Central Italy, and of the development of the craft. "
    Classical Review

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