12 April 2016
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE FEMALE HEAD
CIRCA LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With a long neck and a triangular face, her almond-shaped eyes with thick upper lids, the arching brows merging with her slender nose, the lips downturned, her ears prominent, the hair scalloped across the forehead, surmounted by a tall polos tapering upward to a flaring ridge, with a long flange falling along the back of her neck
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
Dr. V.Z., Caslano, Switzerland, acquired in the 1950s-1960s; thence by descent.
Art Market, Munich, acquired from the above, 2015.
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On loan to the Archaeological Collection of the University of Zurich, 1986-2001.
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