Etruscan Votive Head of a Man

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 27 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4065
Provenance: Private collection Nicolas Koutoulakis, acquired between 1939 and 1994, Switzerland.
Condition: A small, possibly ancient chip on the front of the cape, otherwise intact with a strong expression.
Description: Expressive and finely worked votive head of a man. The roundish head sits on a muscular neck, on the chin a dimple, the eyes between thick lids. He wears over the back of his head a cape with decoration on the front, thick curls framing his face. The mouth is beautifully formed with a distinct lower lip. At the back a vent hole. For reference see a very similar head: Christie’s New York, 8th June 2004, lot 50.