8 June 2007
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND CENTURY B.C.
In the form of a facing head of a maenad, wearing rosette earrings (one preserved) and a crown of ivy leaves and berries in her wavy hair, her oval face with unarticulated eyes beneath heavy upper lids, a slender nose and a small mouth
7 in. (17.7 cm.) long
German Private Collection, 1980.
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For the type compare nos. 159-168 in Pensabene and Di Mino, Museo Nazionale Romano, Le Terrecotte, II, 1, Antefisse.
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