terra-cotta

(Italian: `baked earth`), literally, any kind of fired clay but, in general usage, a kind of object—e.g., vessel, figure, or structural form—made ... [14 related articles]
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terra-cotta

terra-cotta (ter'u kot'u) [Ital.,=baked earth], form of hard-baked pottery, widely used in the decorative arts, especially as an architectural material, either in its natural red-brown color, or painted, or with a baked glaze.Sections in this article:IntroductionThe Ancient WorldRenaissance ...
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