University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS5755
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Caere
Date Made: 3rd century BC - 1st century BC
Early Date: -299
Late Date: 0
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Female Head

Description

Forward half of frontal head is represented, down to base of neck. Hair is waved loosely from center of forehead. Five or six protrusions set in the outer locks of the hair may be pine cones, grapes or other vegetation. Solid fabric, buffclay with abundant grits and buff surfacing. Possible an antefix? Lower edges broken both in front and behind.


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