A South Italian terracotta female head
Lot 120
A South Italian terracotta hollow female head
Sold for £1,920 (US$ 3,227) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A South Italian terracotta hollow female head
Circa 2nd Century B.C.
Probably a votive head, with finely modelled features, the hair centrally parted and drawn back from the face, wearing disc and pyramid earrings and a knotted necklace, the back unmodelled with a circular vent-hole on the top of the head, 6¾in (17.2cm) high, fragmentary, mounted

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    It has been suggested that this head is an Etrusco-Roman example, probably from Latium where such terracotta votive heads were common.

    Provenance:
    Acquired by the owner's father in the 1950s on the London Art Market.
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