Abstract – Interpreting the VMFA’s Düver Terracottas

In 1978, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquired a set of 15 terracotta panels found in Düver in the mid 60s. These pieces are labeled in the museum catalog simply as Phrygian in origin. However, these pieces display a variety of fabric colors that hint at a more international nature to their construction. This … Read moreAbstract – Interpreting the VMFA’s Düver Terracottas

Interpreting the VMFA’s Düver Terracottas

Introduction 1.1 In the mid-1960s, architectural terracotta pieces from the site of Düver in central Anatolia appeared for sale on the international art market. In 1978, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquired a set of these terracotta pieces, presumably from Düver, dated to the third quarter of the sixth century BCE (Mayo 1981).[.1] The … Read moreInterpreting the VMFA’s Düver Terracottas