Apulian Terracotta Gorgoneion

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 8.5 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 2543
Provenance: Belgian private collection, acquired in November 1996 from André de Munter Archeology in Brussels, Belgium. With a document from André de Munter, as well as an old photograph from November 1996.
Condition: Intact with beautiful preserved colors.
Description: Terracotta applique of light clay in form of a gorgoneion of the so-called beautiful type which developed in Hellenistic times. The round face with fine, almost flawless features. The eyes looking out from thick lids, the nose straight, the red-colored mouth not as a grimace anymore, but with thick, luscious lips. In the hair the serpents of early Gorgos gave way to thick, wild strands which are parted in the centre. With beautiful color remains. The applique was once attached on a vase, possibly from Canosa. Mounted.