8 June 2001
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE MALE HEAD
Circa 3rd-2nd Century B.C.
The hollow mold-made head with high cheek bones and oval face, the short wispy hair brushed forward, with narrow, thickly-lidded eyes, a long straight nose, and fleshy lips softly pressed together, with a deep dimple in the chin, preserving traces of red pigment for the face
9¼ in. (23.5 cm) high
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This lot is accompanied by a thermoluminescence test performed by Oxford University (ref# 481X97).
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