Archaic Terracotta Relief from Locri

Culture: Greek/Calabria
Period: 2nd Quarter 5th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 8.3 cm
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 2361
Provenance: Swiss private collection, acquired 1992.
Condition: A fragment of high quality.
Description: Beautifully sculptural relief of a young woman. She wears a finely ribbed peplos and on top a himation. Her curly hair held back by a sakkos and formed to a bun at the back. The woman presents an offering and holds a ribbed cup in her hands. The high-quality and detailed relief belongs to a series of pinakes which were found in a sanctuary of Persephone near Locri. They depict scenes of Persephone’s mythology and cult representation which were practiced in honour of the goddess of fertility. Mounted.