Terracotta Gorgoneion Antefix

Culture: Greek/Taranto
Period: around 500 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16.5 cm in diameter
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 2343
Provenance: Old Belgian private collection, thence with André Munter Archeologie, Brussels, Belgium. There acquired on 15 November 2002 by another Belgian private collection. Accompanied by an original certificate from André De Munter, Brussels, Belgium. On the back of the certificate a sticker with a stamp of a court inspection dated 26 June 2009 with the signature of the law clerk F. Coene N.
Condition: Fragment of strong expression.
Description: Expressive antefix with Gorgoneion. The almond-shaped eyes between thick lids, the mouth wide open creating a grotesque face with sharp teeth, the nose long and pointy. Framing the face are two rows of snail curls. On the outside erected snakes with rolled up tails. Beautiful color remains. Possibly from Taranto. Mounted.