Etruscan Bronze Statuette of a Female Votary

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 2nd half of 4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.5 cm high
Price: 2 000 Euro
Ref: 4164
Provenance: From the French private collection M. R., acquired in the early 1980s.
Condition: Left hand missing, otherwise intact.
Description: Heavy solid bronze statuette of a female offering bearer with the vestment pulled over her head. The woman has tight, thick curls framing her face. The eyes vigilantly looking out from thick lids, the mouth broad and closed. The veil of the woman cascades at the back along the entire body length, on the front it is tied around the belly. At the bottom the feet are looking out from the vestment. The woman holds an offering in her right hand, possibly remains of an incense burner. In the missing left hand she possibly held an offering bowl. Mounted.