University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS5751
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Italic
Etruscan
Roman
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Caere
Date Made: 300 BCE to 100 BCE
Early Date: -300
Late Date: -100
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Male Head
Height: 20.5cm
Width: 16.5cm
Depth: 13cm

Description

Male terracotta votive head; Central Italy, undoubtedly from a sanctuary/votive deposit; capite velato type; very fine, but note pick marks on face. Lacks lower part front and back; other wise intact. Forward part of head only represented. Frontal pose; curly locks above forehead. Framed by simplified representation of a mantle drawn over head. Back plain; vent hole 0.025m in diameter. Hard reddish buff clay; no traces of color. Around 2/3 life size.


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