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Object Number:
MS5749
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
Description:
Male terracotta votive head; Central Italy, undoubtedly from a sanctuary, votive deposit; capite velato type; large example; very fine; broken across back and base. Missing: lower part of front and most of back. Forward part of head only represented. Frontal pose; sickle shaped locks above forehead. Framed by simplified representation of a mantle drawn over head. Back so far as preserved is plain; trace of a vent hole. Mould made; finger marks on interior. Hard buff clay with small grits. Possible traces of red or pink on cheeks. A bit under life size.
Height:
21.5cm
Width:
19.5cm
Depth:
11cm

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