Etruscan Votive Head of a Youth

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 27.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4931
Provenance: American private collection, acquired around 1908.
Condition: Some wear on nose and chin, a small chip on the veil.
Description: Expressive head of a young man with full, curly hair, cascading behind his ears. His eyes are almond-shaped with thick lids, his mouth with its distinctive lips is slightly open. The young man wears his toga according to the Roman rite over his head. This is characteristic for votive heads from Etruscan-Middle Italian sanctuaries, which were under Roman influence (see: Lavinio, Rome’s Minerva Medica and Capua). With an old inventory number on the neck.