Head Vase of a Slave

Culture: Roman
Period: 300-350 A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3146
Provenance: Collection Prof. Dr. Schmidt from the 1970s. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, Frankfurt. With certificate by Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 01446.
Condition: Intact
Description: Pseudo vase in form of a female head. The bottom of the vessel is open, modelled by two moulds, the joins are smudged. On the front a round woman’s head with framed eyes, closed, friendly lips and a straight nose. Dimples on the chin and at the corners of the mouth. An elaborate curl wreath framing the face, on the back of the head braided plaits, one hanging into the neck. On the tapered neck a thick necklace with a pendant, identifying the owner as a slave.