12 December 2002
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE FEMALE HEAD
Circa 4th Century B.C.
Her oval face with lidded almond-shaped eyes beneath modelled brows, a slender nose and small mouth, her hair center-parted and bound in a ribbed diadem, with two curling tendrils framing her face, wearing large "a grappolo" earrings and a beaded necklace, a mantle pulled up over the back of her head, traces of red pigment on the diadem
10 5/8 in. (27 cm) high
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For the form of the earrings see no. 2252 in Marshall, Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan & Roman, in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum.
This lot is being sold not subject to a reserve.
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