Old Athenian Antefix Akrokeramo Greece Greek Ceramic Terracotta Hermes Rare (KK)

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Seller: tefekiour (2,483) 100%, Location: ATHENS, ATTICA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 233155766746 Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Old Antefix - Acroter - Akrokeramo They were used to decorate the top of the roofs of the public buildings and the privet houses. The antefix is a typical architectural element, frequently used in the Greek neoclassical architecture between 1860-1910. This Antefix is representing Hermes and it has been made in Athens at 1890. This antefix is also very interesting because it hase the two starting letters from the name of the maker at the back of it's tale "K - K". RAREThe representation of Hermes face can also be seen from the wings that he has above his head. Hermes among the others was the God of trade and because of this the merchandisers were using this type of antefix to decorate their houses. Height: 22cm Length: 19cm Width: 14cm Pounds: 2kg Good condition - Some worn at the front on the face You can now use it to decorate your office or your yard - garden and you can also use them as wall decorations or book holder. An antefix (from Latin antefigere, to fasten before) is a vertical block which terminates the covering tiles of the roof of a tiled roof. In grand buildings the face of each stone ante-fix was richly carved, often with the anthemion ornament. In less grand buildings moulded ceramic ante-fixae, usually terracotta, might be decorated with figures or other ornament.They were found on many large buildings, including private houses. FOR CONDITION PLEASE SEE PHOTOS PAYMENT WITHIN SEVEN DAYS Please check out my other items!

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