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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE MALE HEAD

    CIRCA LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE MALE HEAD
    CIRCA LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    On a flaring neck, the triangular face with articulated eyes and thick lids, the arching brows merging with the bridge of the nose, with full lips and prominent ears, the hair a mass of shallow wavy locks ridged across the forehead, the hair at the top and back of the head unarticulated
    11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dr. V.Z., Caslano, Switzerland, acquired in the 1950s-1960s; thence by descent.
    Art Market, Munich, acquired from the above, 2015.


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Archaeological Collection of the University of Zurich, 1986-2001.