Etruscan Antefix with Archaic Female Face

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 6th-5th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4009
Provenance: Collection Dr. H. U. Bauer, Germany, acquired from Ars Antiqua after 1966. Later Gallery Rupert Wace, England, thence collection W.K. Germany.
Condition: Fragment, a small chip on the chin.
Description: Although this antefix is only a fragment it is extremely expressive. The archaic smile of its heart-shaped lips, the slightly offset eyes and the unbelievably delicate features have not lost their appeal over time. With polychrome painting in black, red and beige. On its neck a black-red pearl necklace. Probably rom Cerveteri. Published: "Antiken aus rheinischem Privatbesitz", Number 20, page 23, Cologne 1973.