Terracotta head shaped like a vase 350 -250 BC .
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|Large Polychrome Painted Terracotta Head In the form of a female head wearing foliate headdress and disc earrings, two leaves either side of her neck, surmounted by a draped female figure, a tall strap handle emerging from her back, This terracotta head of a fashionable lady from southern Italy would have been made as part of a set of vases to be placed inside a tomb. Terracotta head shaped like a vase or a vase shaped like a head? Many of the painted details remain, including the eyebrows and lashes, tendrils of hair around the face. Hellenistic Greek, about 350 -250 - BC. Made in Canosa, Apulia (modern Puglia) . Size: 14½ in. (37 cm.) high. Price including: Certificate of Authenticity, Shipping “one week delivery, door to door . and Export approval from Israel Antiquities Authority . Questions ??… Ask Sami: Toll Free No: 1-866-420-4833.from U.S.A. to Jerusalem. Canosa, modern Canosa di Puglia, was one of the most important cities in ancient Apulia. Apulia, covering the region of the 'heel' of Italy, was the closest part of Italy to Greece, but despite Greek influence, local culture was strongly maintained from the Bronze Age through to Roman times. The wealth of some of the population is reflected in the hypogea, vast underground chamber-tombs in which most of the surviving local pottery has been found. ****Polychrome pottery is created when 3 or more mineral colors slips are used to decorate a hand built ceramic. . The base color of the pot sometimes is thought of as the third color. The slip may be . (1) painted directly on the pottery surface, or . (2) may be used on the raised carved surface, or. (3) may be used to color an "incised" or the bottom of a carved surface. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCES: . British Museum.|