London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE FEMALE BUST
CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
With lidded articulated eyes and elaborately coiffed hair, centre- parted and falling into ringlets on either side, wearing large inverted pyramidal earrings and a necklace of large pendants decorated with relief figures of various heroes and deities, a mantle pulled up over the back of her head, preserving traces of red, pink and yellow pigment
16 in. (40.5 cm.) high
with Galerie Bader, Lucerne, 1980s-1990s.
Private collection, Switzerland.
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For a statue of a young woman wearing a similar necklace cf. C. A. Picon et al., Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007, p. 478, no. 373.
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