Price

£2800.00

This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

Greek antefix with female head

Taranto

Circa 400-375 BC

Terracotta

Mould made in the form of a female head with centrally parted wavy hair arranged in wildly flwoing strands. She has heavily lidded eyes, plump lips and two lines of Venus on her neck.

Wearing inverted pyramidal earrings and a cylindrical diadem. The remains of the draped shoulder visible on the bottom left section. Bottom right third broken away, the surface with some dendritic staining.

Provenance

Private collection, Cornwall, UK; acquired mid-late 20th century

Literature

Compare C.E. Vafopoulou-Richardson, Greek Terracottas (Oxford, 1981), p.26, fig.25

Dimensions

Height 19.1cm

Stock number

10275
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