Archaic Terracotta Bust of a Goddess

Culture: Greek
Period: around 550 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 19.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2335
Provenance: Swiss private collection Zakos, 1980s. Thence in a US collection in New York.
Condition: Fragment with a strong expression and of fine quality. Unrestored.
Description: Expressive terracotta bust of a goddess dating to the archaic period. The statuette fragment, hollow inside, with an oval face, the typical smile and almond-shaped eyes. The goddess wears a high polos with short curls looking out, framing the face. Two long strands fall on the sides over the shoulders and reaching to the chest. The ears are decorated with large, disk-shaped earrings. Face and body are formed from a mold, some details, such as the strands and ear jewelry, formed by hand. Mounted.