4 June 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A GODDESS
SOUTH ITALIAN, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Mold-made, her wavy center-parted hair bound in a fillet, wispy tendrils falling along the forehead, wearing a veil over the top of her head and disk earrings with long tapering pendants, with a spade-shaped forehead, slender nose and lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, her lips parted revealing teeth, a circular exhaust on the back
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
with T. Fujita, 1970s.
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E. Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Mainz, 1982, no. 151.
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