Apulian Terracotta Applique in Form of a Gorgoneion

Culture: Greek/Apulia
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 8.8 cm x 10.3 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2356
Provenance: Belgian private collection, acquired on 27 September 2009 from André Munter Archeologie, Brussels, Belgium. Accompanied by an original certificate by André Munter Archeologie, Brussels, Belgium. On the reverse of the certificate a sticker with a stamp of a court inspection dated 26 June 2009 with the signature of the law clerk F. Coene N.
Condition: Reassembled from three pieces, without any missing parts.
Description: Terracotta applique of light clay in form of a Gorgoneion of the so-called beautiful type. The round face with fine, almost perfect features. The eyes looking out from thick lids, the nose straight, the mouth not as a grimace, but with thick, sensual lips. The hair with the typical serpents parted in the centre. Noticeable are the separately worked out earrings with ray decoration. The applique was once attached on a vase, possibly from Canosa. Mounted.