4 June 2015
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
CIRCA SECOND HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Molded in the form of a palmette fronted by a gorgoneion, flanked by scrolling tendrils, Medusa with a round face framed by thick radiating locks, her wide almond-shaped eyes thickly lidded, her tongue lolling from her grimacing mouth, traces of blue, pink and white pigment preserved
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high
Emile Foltzer (d. 1982), Switzerland, acquired in the 1960s-1970s; thence by descent.
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For the type see pls. LXVI-LXVIII in P. Pensabene and M. R. Sanzi Di Mino, Museo Nazionale Romano, Le Terrecotte, III/1.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF EMILE FOLTZER, SWITZERLAND
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