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Greek Sicilian Votive Head, Severe Style, 480-460 BC

Greek Sicilian Votive Head, Severe Style, 480-460 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1490834
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Bernhard I. Muller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $2,650.00 
Fine Western Greek head fragment with calm expression and appealing Early Classical facial features. The face shows a prominent nose, full lips and a heavy chin. The beautifully arched brows span over indistinct eyes that were originally painted. The hairline above the forehead with heavy curls.
The Severe Style marks the transition from Late Archaic to Early Classical art. It is defined by the simplicity or severity of forms, visible in both facial features and treatment of the clothes. An outstanding example from Sicily is the famous marble statue of the Mozia Charioteer.
Terracotta
Greek Sicilian, Severe Style, 480-460 BC
H. 9.7 cm (3.8 in)
H. with stand 23 cm (9.1in)
Ex private Chicago collection, thence by descent. Ex Galeria M. A. Daneu, Palermo, sold April 24, 1962 – well before the UNESCO World Heritage Convention of 1972 (copy of the invoice joined).

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.