Etruscan Antefix

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16.8 cm high
Price: 1 800 Euro
Ref: 4185
Provenance: Private collection Michael Ratzenböck, Upper Austria. For at least 30 years in a family estate.
Condition: A small filling on the right brow, below a superficial crack. The color is almost completely lost.
Description: Beautiful fragment of an Etruscan terracotta brick protome (antefix) in form of an archaic head of a woman. The face with fine, slender features with the typical large, almond-shaped eyes. The mouth is small, the chin is prominent. The wavy hair is parted in the middle and frames the forehead. On the left side the ear with a large, round earring is preserved. Possibly from Cerveteri. With an old collection number on the inside. Mounted.