London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A SOUTH ITALIAN TERRACOTTA MASK APPLIQUÉ
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
In the form of a head with horns protruding from hair, wings behind, wearing large earrings, lower edge finished with a row of petals, with remains of white slip overall, possibly from a vessel
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Formerly in an English private collection, acquired in the late 19th Century.
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