Etruscan Terracotta Antefix of a Woman

Culture: Etruscan
Period: Late 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 18 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 4122
Provenance: French private collection, due to the old mounting (photos available) at least since the 1960s. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Professionally reassembled from two pieces. The antefix was drilled on the back during the mid 20th century and mounted on the wall with a wood reinforcement. The mount was carefully removed and the antefix modern mounted.
Description: Terracotta antefix in form of an almost life-size head of a woman with black curls on the forehead, especially fine features and large round, red painted earrings. She wears a diadem, where beautiful remains are still preserved. The almond-shaped eyes with delicate black eyeliners, the brows zestfully painted from the nasal root outwards. The cheekbones set up high, the mouth with full red lips, the chin prominent. The almost perfectly seeming features indicate still archaic elements, but the clearly reduced smile indicate to the later dating of late 6th century, possibly even early 5th century B.C. See the antefix in the Louvre Paris from the collection Campana 1863, Cp 5164. The paint still mostly preserved. From Cerveteri. Mounted.