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The Boeotian city-state of Tanagra was endowed with good clay supplies and from the Archaic Period onward specialized in production of high-quality terracotta figurines. Certain hand-modeled animals, such as dog with a bone, seem like toys; horses and horsemen reflect contemporary military activities; and elaborate goddess figures suggest larger cult statues in bronze and marble that have not survived.