Etruscan Votive Head of a Woman

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 23.1 cm high
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 4149
Provenance: German private collection R. K., Hessen, acquired prior to 1980. With a TL test of 16 March 2021.
Condition: A very small, hardly visible chip on the nose, otherwise intact.
Description: A slightly smaller than life-sized votive head of a woman of reddish clay. The face with gentle features, the eyes look out from thick, slightly pulled down lids. The nose is straight and pointy, the mouth small and slightly open. The woman wears a so-called Melonenfrisur after the Greek fashion. The hair is modelled into ridges going back into a central bun. A veil is pulled over her hair (“capite velato”). At the back a venting hole. With a TL test.