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Etruscan votive head of a child, 3rd/2nd century BC

Etruscan votive head of a child, 3rd/2nd century BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1331026
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $1,150.00 
Terracotta head of a young boy with neatly modeled features. The face shows marked eyelids, a prominent nose and fleshy lips. The chin with a nice dimple. Remains of the original white wash and traces of red pigment used to render the male skin. Moldmade and reworked with the modeling stick as noticeable with the nicely combed hair. The Etruscans knew a great variety of votive terracotta items they used to place in their temples. The present head may have been offered in gratitude for the healing of a child. Terracotta Etruscan, 3rd/2nd century BC H. 13.5 cm (5.3 in) Intact, excellent condition. Made of two parts. Tip of the nose retouched. German private collection and art market.

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