Etruscan, 325-280 BC - Italy
|Object:||Votive Profile Head|
|Dimensions (in cm):||H. 24 cm|
|Century/ Timeframe:||Etruscan, 325-280 BC|
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
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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|Member since:||January 13, 2017|
Top service. Many thanks
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.
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.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.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
Very good service, detailed documentation!
Everthing as it should be, thanks. Very good additional information and CD. Great!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Danke für die ausführliche Dokumentation und den Link auf Ihre Website. Ich würde das alles kaufen, wenn ich die Möglichkeiten dazu hätte.
Das Artefakt ist auch sehr schön.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Excellent! Everything very carefully packed and with full documentation. Thanks! One minor negative thing: douane import duties are not mentioned as possible additional costs and this was about 20%.
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|Rest of Europe||$40.38|
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