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Etruscan Terracotta Votive Profile Head - H. 24 cm

Lot reference 19252535
Etruscan Terracotta Votive Profile Head - H. 24 cm

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Etruscan, 325-280 BC - Italy

Culture: Etruscan
Material: Terracotta
Object: Votive Profile Head
Dimensions (in cm): H. 24 cm
Century/ Timeframe: Etruscan, 325-280 BC
Origin: Italy
Condition: Repaired

Terracotta head of a veiled woman with well delineated features. Lips and tip of the nose squeezed sideward when the head was taken from the mold.
The hairdo arranged in separate strands ending in drop-shaped curls that cover the ear.
One issue with Etruscan votive offerings was the disposable space in the temples. From time to time votives used to be ritually buried in properly arranged repositories called botroi.
Half-heads were a space saving solution as they could be placed in profile against the wall.
Etruscan half-heads depict generally men, cf. items nos. 122-124, tab. 28 in: Patrizio Pensabene. Le Terrecotte del Museo Nazionale Romano II. Rome, 2001. For veiled female heads with a similar hairdo cf. the same source items nos. 199-204.

Size: H. 24 cm
Material: Terracotta
Culture: Etruscan, 325-280 BC
Condition: Reconstituted from three large fragments. Small shard at rear and a second close to the vent hole missing. Fine condition.

Provenance: Swiss private collection, Medrisio, by descent. In family possession before 1968.
Joined by a search of the Art Loss Register database, London.
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Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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    Produits bien conditionnés et en état comme décrit sur la présentation des enchères
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    Livraison rapide et produits expédiés ensemble pour réduire frais
    Frais de douane comme indiqué (Suisse)
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    Muy buena compra y muy bien empaquetado. Con buena documentación también. A pesar de la aduana española, el envío a sido ràpido.
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  • Object from seller Ostracon based in Switzerland arrived quickly, well packed, in perfect condition and with excellent documentation. We are very satisfied about the piece and this seller.

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  • Very professional international seller I have now dealt with for many years on and off Catawiki. Always interesting and quality antiquities at sensible prices, professionally researched. Recommended.

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    Uno dei più professionali sia nell'imballaggio, sia nel rilascio di certificazioni. Peccato solo che la spedizione dalla Svizzera sia lenta e che io abbia pagato rilevanti spese doganali
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