Lot 5A: Classical Ancient Greek Terracotta Goddess Head

Artemis Gallery

October 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
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Description: Greece, ca. 4th century CE. A gorgeous pottery head of a goddess. She has a sensitive and naturalistic face, clearly from the Classical period; she wears a headdress and large earrings (one of which remains) and has elaborately coiffed hair. This may have been a votive offering for a temple or made to be a copy of a larger, possibly bronze, statue. The remains of a darker, reddish paint are still visible. Size: 1.1" W x 1.75" H (2.8 cm x 4.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex-NYC collection, Ex English collection

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Condition Report: Loss to one earring, with wear to paint as shown.
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