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Other designs include terra-cotta planters, faux rocks, fountains and more.
A few terra-cotta images have been found.
A large number of votive terra-cotta figures, vases and lamps were found in the course of the excavations.
Painted terra-cotta cones were also embedded in the plaster.
The acropolis was at the eastern extremity of the site, where the two ravines converge; it is connected with the rest of the plateau by a narrow neck, and here a large number of ex-votos in terra-cotta, indicating the presence of a temple, and dating at earliest from the 3rd century B.C., have been found.Advertisement
Portions of the coloured terra-cotta slabs which decorated the cornice and other architectural members have also been discovered.
Traces remain of the circuit wall, and of a sanctuary with copious terra-cotta offerings; the large necropolis yields constant loot to illicit excavation.
Modelling in terra-cotta, sculpture in stone and ivory, engraving on, gems, were following it closely by the beginning of the 2nd millennium.
Parker in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Journal asiatique, Revue numismatique, Asiatic Quarterly, &c. (C. EL.) EPI, the French architectural term for a light finial, generally of metal, but sometimes of terra-cotta, e forming the termination of a spire or the angle of a roof.
The material, brick and terra-cotta, is the determining cause of the characteristics of north Italian Gothic 1 This palace was originally the property of the Pesaro family, and afterwards of the duke of Este, and finally of the republic, which used it as a dwelling-place for royal guests before letting it to Turkish merchants.Advertisement
The old Museum of Fine Arts (1876) is a red brick edifice in modern Gothic style, with trimmings of light stone and terra-cotta.
Flinders Petrie began the systematic exploration of the ruins of Bedreshen, and in three seasons cleared up much of the topography of the ancient city, identifying the mound of the citadel and palace, a foreign quarter, &c. Among his finds not the least interesting is a large series of terra-cotta heads representing the characteristic features of the foreigners who thronged the bazaars of Memphis.
The town possesses ironfoundries, sack and matting manufactories, tanneries, breweries, corn mills and brick and terra-cotta works.
Terra-cotta ware of fine quality is also manufactured from a deposit of clay at Watcombe and at Hele.
Lord Elgin carried off to London, about 1801-1803, one of the columns of the east portico and one of the caryatides; these were replaced later by terra-cotta casts.Advertisement
Among the first is to be noted a terra-cotta relief from Melos in the British Museum, where also, on a vase of black ware, is what seems to be a representation of his escape from Stheneboea.
The transepts, added in the 13th and, 4th centuries (before 1370), have picturesque brick façades, with fine terra-cotta ornamentation.
The Palazzo Fodri, now the Monte di Pieta, has a beautiful 15thcentury frieze of terra-cotta bas-reliefs, as have some other palaces in private hands.
The principal industries are the manufacture of sackings, ropes, bricks, coarse earthenware, terra-cotta, tobacco-pipes and leather.
In the ruins of a building, attached by him to the temple of Nina, terra-cotta bas-reliefs of the king and his sons have been found, as well as the heads of lions in onyx, which remind us of Egyptian work and onyx plates.Advertisement
We do not even know the date of the spirited terra-cotta reliefs discovered by Loftus and Rawlinson.
The arches, round or more often pointed in form, were decorated with moulded terra-cotta enrichments, and often with alternating voussoirs of marble.
A half-length portrait by the German painter, Karl Anton Hickel, is in the National Portrait Gallery, where there is also a terra-cotta bust by Nollekens.
The urns themselves are small, often of terra-cotta, originally painted, though the majority of them have lost their colour, and rectangular in shape.
There are also deposits of clay suitable for making bricks, terra-cotta and tiles in nearly every county outside of this valley, and there are some pottery clays in Albany and Onondaga counties.Advertisement
The interior is spacious and contains some fine 14th-century sculptures, those of the high altar, which contains the tomb of St Donatus, the patron saint of Arezzo, being the best; very good stained-glass windows of the beginning of the 16th century by Guillaume de Marcillat, and some terra-cotta reliefs by Andrea della Robbia.
Of the other churches in Modena, the church of S Giovanni Decollato contains a Pieta in painted terra-cotta by Guido Mazzoni (1450-1518).
Among Dr Murray's other official publications are three folio volumes on Terra-cotta Sarcophagi, White Athenian Vases and Designs from Greek Vases.
Incense was constantly used, especially the copalli (copal) well known to us for varnish; little terra-cotta censers are among the commonest of Mexican antiquities.
The city is especially important as a salmon fishing and packing centre (cod, halibut and smaller fish also being abundant); it has also an extensive lumber trade, important lumber manufactories, pressed brick and terra-cotta factories, and dairy interests.Advertisement
Terra-cotta statuettes of the god seem to have been placed before the hearths of Athenian houses.
In 1905 the value of all factory products was $7,047,637, of which $1,144,384 (16.2 per cent.) represented pottery, terra-cotta, and fireclay products.
The Ospedale del Ceppo, built originally in the 13th century, but remodelled in the 15th, is remarkable for the reliefs in enamelled and coloured terra-cotta with which its exterior is richly decorated.
The manufacture of great quantities of coke has resulted from the demand for this product in the iron and steel industry and from the abundance of coking coal; the manufacture of glass has been promoted by the supply of glass sand and natural gas in the west of the state; the manufacture of leather by the abundance of hemlock bark; the manufacture of pottery, terra-cotta and fire-clay products by the abundance of raw material; the manufacture of silk and silk goods by the large number of women and girls who came into the state in families of which the men and boys were employed in mining and picking anthracite coal; and in each of these industries as well as in a few others the state has for many years produced a large portion of the country's product.
The architectural members of some of the treasure-houses have been found built into the Byzantine wall, or elsewhere on the site, as well as the terra-cotta plates that overlaid the stonework in some cases, and the pedimental figures, representing the battle of the gods and giants, from the treasure-house of the Megarians.Advertisement
There are several active industries, notably the manufacture of majolica and terra-cotta wares, machinery, gloves, beer, malt, cheese and sugar, while large pig markets are held here.
The older houses are of brick, overlaid with white or tinted plaster, and ornamented with figures or foliage in terra-cotta; but owing to the great changes of temperature in Rumania, the plaster soon cracks and peels off, giving a dilapidated appearance to many streets.
Its campanile is a beautiful example of early Lombard terra-cotta work.
The choir, crossing, and beautiful sixteen-sided dome, with the elegant external decorations in terra-cotta and marble, are by Bramante (c. 1492).
The entire edifice is covered externally with terra-cotta, and its facade, designed by the Florentine Antonio Averulino (Filarete) and begun in 1 457, is superior to any other of the kind in Milan.Advertisement
Some of the fine windows with their terra-cotta decorations are preserved.
The chief varieties of this ware are vitrified china, belleek china, semi-porcelain, white granite and c. c. ware, vitrified porcelain for electrical supplies, porcelain bath tubs and tiles, and terra-cotta.
The monument was an open-air altar, a terrace with portico, dated about zoo B.C. Many votive terra-cotta statuettes were obtained, the commonest being the figure of a sheep dressed as a woman, erect with a basket on its head, no doubt a ceremonial costume of worshippers.
There were more than a hundred terra-cotta statuettes, but none of fine quality.
Fragments of the temple included a series of terra-cotta architectural ornaments.Advertisement
To Greeks also we shall perhaps attribute the splendid terra-cotta figures found at Veii in 1916.
Bearing out the evidence of tradition as well as architecture, the numerous finds of individual objects in terra-cotta figurines, vases, bronzes, engraved stones, &c., point to organized civilized life on this site many generations before Mycenae was built, a fortiori before the life as depicted by Homer flourished - nay, before, as tradition has it, under Proetus the walls of Tiryns were erected.
However the influence of the Early Renaissance had meanwhile become supreme throughout Italy, and the rest of the church with its external arcaded galleries and lofty pinnacles (including the fine dome) and the cloisters were executed in the new style under Guiniforte Solari (1453-1481) with details in terra-cotta of great beauty and richness.
He died in 1503 at Naples, where a remarkable group of terra-cotta .figures, life-sized and painted, still adorns his tomb in the church of Monte Oliveto.
The Palazzo dei Tribunali and the Palazzo degli Scoti are fine early Renaissance brick buildings with terra-cotta decorations.Advertisement
Agriculture is the staple, but there are chemical, aerated waters, bricks, terra-cotta and other manufactures.
It has fine palaces with decorations in terra-cotta; and a modern bath establishment is situated here.
The city of Trenton is one of the two great centres of the American pottery industry, and in 1905 it manufactured more than one-half of the state's output of pottery, terra cotta and fire-clay products.
The filling between the girders and floor beams consists of segmental arches of brick, segmental or flat arches of porous (sawdust) terra-cotta, or hard-burned hollow terra- - cotta voussoirs, or various patented forms of con crete floors containing ties or supports of steel or iron.
Such fire-proof coverings, and also interior partitions, are composed of hollow, hard-burned terra-cotta blocks, of porous (sawdust) terra cotta, or various plastic compositions applied to metallic lath, many of which are patented both as to material and method of application.
Egyptian dynasty (1326-1300 B.C.), which is carved out of a block of Aragonite or hard carbonate of lime, now in the Soane Museum; of later date are the green porphyry sarcophagus and the terra-cotta sarcophagus from Clazomenae; both of these date from the early 6th century B.C., and are in the British Museum.
The palace erected by Cardinal Castiglione has good terra-cotta decorations.
The principal materials of which they are built are limestone, granite, marble and bricks, and terra-cotta of various colours.
Among the city's manufactures are terra-cotta tiles, pottery, rugs, refrigerators and salt.
In 1896 Dr Sven Hedin discovered in the desert not far from the town of Khotan, in a locality known as Borasan, objects in terra-cotta, bronze images of Buddha, engraved gems, coins and MSS.; the objects, which display artistic skill, give indications of having been wrought by craftsmen who laboured to reproduce Graeco-Indian ideals in the service of the cult of Buddha, and consequently date presumably from the 3rd century B.C., when the successors of Alexander the Great were founding their kingdoms in Persia, Khwarezm (Khiva), Merv, Bactria (Afghanistan) and northern India, and from that date to the 4th or 5th century A.D.
Though Greek sphinxes are in general winged, there have been found in Boeotia terra-cotta figures of wingless sphinxes.
Among the city's industries are the mining of clay and sand, and the manufacture of terra cotta.
Decorated with handcrafted furniture in native woods, woven fabrics and rugs, Mexican terra cotta tiled floors, original artwork and antiques.
Water Storage Most Indian kitchens have a terra cotta pot used to keep water cool.
The transepts, added in the 13th and, 4th centuries (before 1370), have picturesque brick faÃ§ades, with fine terra-cotta ornamentation.
The local museum contains a valuable and important collection of objects from the necropolis, including some specially fine bucchero, sepulchral urns of travertine, alabaster and terra-cotta, painted vases, stone cippi with reliefs, &c.
Part of the Broad Street facade, showing terra cotta string courses, window dressings and aprons.
Choose a large terra cotta pot, and fill it with all sorts of cool baby stuff.
In a characters or themed terra cotta pot, you add water and then spread damp Chia seeds on the body of the pot.
The five-story structure is made of cream-colored Indiana limestone topped with an ochre terra cotta tile roof.
The roof is made of terra cotta tile and white Vermont marble is used liberally throughout the house.
They wanted to their new kitchen to have a warm, Tuscan feel, with terra cotta tiles, marble counter-tops, and stainless steel appliances.
Shades of brown from deep, rich chocolate browns to light rawhide tans can be used as well as warm shades of bronze, copper and earthy terra cotta tones.
Rough, irregular tile; highly-polished glazed tiles, often with painted Italian designs; and terra cotta clay tiles are all commonly used for countertops, back-splashes, and floor coverings.
Accessories - Look for accessories that incorporate things like brass, copper, clay or terra cotta.
If you selected an olive green, then use a terra cotta red.
A long-standing color associated with Tuscan design is the rich clay-color paint known as terra cotta.
This paint color repeats the color found in the common style of terra cotta tiles used throughout homes, especially in foyers, gardens and of course kitchens.
While greens are usually used as accent colors in a Tuscan décor with the terra cotta color as the main backdrop, you can certainly choose a green for your wall color.
Sprinkle in some terra cotta color for accent and you'll have a very appealing kitchen design.
Besides just paint, terra cotta can be used for accents in the kitchen.
Pots, vases and other accessories in terra cotta colors are a great addition to an old-world Italian kitchen.
They mix well with terra cotta and can be used liberally throughout the room.
The first recognized Tuscan color is the popular clay color called terra cotta.
While you may wish to use wood flooring, the more authentic look for your kitchen floor is flagstone, terra cotta tile, brick, and other stone flooring.
The Spanish influence on architecture by way of Mexico certainly brings quite a bit to the design elements such as terra cotta tile flooring and terra cotta tile roofs.
The same kitchen painted in warmer colors, such as golden yellow or terra cotta orange will give the light coming in a yellowish hue, making the room appear warmer.
These sprout kits include a terra cotta base for chia seeds to sprout on and do not require soil.
Chia Pet kits come with iconic or silly terra cotta bases, such as Scooby Doo, the Simpsons and various farm animal shapes.
Other types of pots perfect for lucky bamboo shoots include cracked glass decorative pots, flared pots, square dishes, miniature terra cotta pots, or small ceramic containers.
These are terra cotta pots with many pockets along the sides.
You can grow them in hanging baskets, special terra cotta planters called strawberry jars or planters, or directly in the garden bed.
You will need to cover the entire planter with burlap, wrapping it securely around the planter itself, and adding a layer of heavy-duty plastic or a plastic tarp over the entire terra cotta or stone surface.
The only method that adequately protects terra cotta from the elements is moving it indoors.
If terra cotta tile is used on the floors, consider using a glazed terra cotta for the counters to complete the look.
If you fall within this category, then the odds are good that you shine brilliantly in colors like moss, rust and terra cotta.
Glue the shards in a heart shape to the side of a terra cotta pot, or make a trivet or a wall hanging.
Allow to dry, then apply full-strength paint in a crosshatch pattern to give a terra cotta look.
Use your plastic knife to spread a thick layer of the ceramic tile grout onto your terra cotta flower pot.
These adorable apple storage containers are made from terra cotta flower pots.
Another way to do this is to paint a small terra cotta pot green and fill it with the coins.
You can use clay pot patterns to quickly turn ordinary terra cotta pots into decorative items for your home and garden.
This terra cotta dragonfly is made from a tiny clay pot and embellished with foam sheet cutouts and pipe cleaners.
Mini terra cotta planters filled with tea bags make a great addition to the table as well.
Next to the cathedral in artistic importance come the church of Santa Maria in Istrada, and the broletto or old palace of the commune, usually styled the Arengario; the former (founded in 1357) has a rich terra-cotta facade of 1 393, and the latter is raised on a system of pointed arches, and has a tall square tower terminating in machicolations surrounding a sharp central cone.
The numerous early Renaissance palaces, often with good terra-cotta decorations, form quite a feature of Ferrara; few towns of Italy have so many of them proportionately, though they are mostly comparatively small in size.
An elegant portal leads from the church into the small cloister, which has a pretty garden in the centre; the terra-cotta ornaments surmounting the slender marble pillars are the work of Rinaldo de Stauris (1463-1478), who executed similar decorations in the great cloister.
Several works of sculpture, including a bas-relief at Pistoia and a small terra-cotta model of a St John at the Victoria and Albert Museum, have also been claimed, but without general consent, as the young master's handiwork.
A king Kisu of Silna (Salamis) is mentioned in a list of tributaries of Assur-bani-pal of Assyria in 668 B.C., and Assyrian influence is marked in the fine terra-cotta figures from a shrine at Toumba excavated in 1890-1891.
Bulic, who had charge of the work and of the museum at Spalato, reported in 1894 that the collection of minor objects comprised "2034 inscriptions, 387 sculptures, 176 architectural pieces, 1548 fragments or objects of terra-cotta and vases, 1243 objects of glass, 3184 of metal, 929 of bone, 122 9 gems, 128 objects from prehistoric times, and 15,000 coins" (Munro, P. 244).