10 December 2004
A GREEK TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
TARANTINE, CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Molded with a facing head of Artemis Bendis, her long wavy locks framing her face, wearing a lionskin atop her head with erect ears, recessed convex eyes, and a broad muzzle spread above the goddess' forehead, her upturned wings at the sides of her head (one preserved), with lidded almond-shaped eyes, the pupils delineated, with fleshy lips and a rounded chin
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
Collection of a descendant Mary Todd Lincoln, Brooklyn, New York.
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For the type compare no. 1331 in Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum.
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