Terracotta Head of a Woman with Corkscrew Curls

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 3.8 cm high; 11 cm high (including base)
Price: Sold
Ref: 2391
Provenance: From the inventory of the judicially dissolved Parisian gallery La Reine Margot. Listed there with the inventory number 9714.
Condition: Fragment of strong expression.
Description: Particularly beautiful terracotta head of a woman with expressive features. She has her eyes wide open in excitement, her gaze is directed into the distance. The wrinkled forehead enhances the expression, as does the powerful mouth with its curved, broad lips. At first glance, the boldness of the face contrasts with the finely curved corkscrew curls that adorn the head in several rows. At the back, however, the flowing, long hair, which cascades far down, shows that the figure to which this head belongs was shown in motion. It is probably a goddess or a warrior, possibly a depiction of Artemis or a riding amazon. On a high metal base.