Fragment of an Archaic Face

Culture: Greek/Rhodes
Period: Late 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 10 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2068
Provenance: Collection Charles Haumont, Brussels, Belgium.
Condition: Fragment
Description: Expressive fragment of a very artistically female portrait with thick, bulging lips, a straight fine nose, almond-shaped eyes and softly featured lids. Protomes like this are said to be a depiction from Demeter or Persephone. They are a symbol of reincarnation respectively they stand for the return of Persephone from the Tartarus. Possibly from a Rhodian workshop. Mounted on a sophisticated steel base.