Etruscan Votive Head of a Youth

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 25.5 cm high
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 4056
Provenance: French private collection, acquired in February 1988 at gallery Carrefour in Paris. With a handwritten original expertise from Pierre Vérité. Accompanied by a French antiquity passport.
Condition: An old, small chip on the upper end, otherwise intact and of exquisite quality.
Description: Expressive head of a youth with thick, curly hair and fine features. His eyes are almond-shaped with broad lids, his mouth with distinct lips is slightly open. The young man wears a toga, according to the Roman rite, pulled over his head. This characteristic can especially be seen on votive heads which originate from Etruscan-middle Italian sanctuaries, located in the Roman area of influence (see Lavinio and Capua).