7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GREEK TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
Tarantine, Circa Mid 4th Century B.C.
The half-moon antefix with a facing head of Artemis Bendis, her curling locks framing her face, a lion skin capping her head, with erect leonine ears, recessed convex eyes, and a broad muzzle spread above the goddess' forehead, her up-turned wings at the sides of her head, with lidded almond-shaped eyes, the pupils delineated, with fleshy lips and a rounded chin, red pigment preserved for her skin
81/8 in. (20.6 cm) high
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For a Tarentine antefix with a similar subject see Tav. XV, no. 46 in. Pensabene and Di Mino, Museo Nazionale Romano, Le Terrecotte, III, 1, Antefisse.
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