Chimera Majolica tile in relief

Chimera Majolica tile in relief

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Majolica tile with chimera in white relief on a blue, black or ocher background inspired by the Lucchese Empire style.

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Width 3.94 in 10 cm
Length 5.51 in 14 cm
Thickness 0.2 in 0,5 cm
Material Majolica terracotta

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The Chimera, in Greek: Χίμαιρα, Chímaira "she-goat", according to Greek mythology, was a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat protruding from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake's head. It was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra. The term "chimera" has come to describe any mythical or fictional creature with parts taken from various animals, to describe anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling. Source: Wikipedia


 

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