University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS5749
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 300 BCE to 100 BCE
Early Date: -300
Late Date: -100
Iconography:Male Head
Height: 21.5cm
Width: 19.5cm
Depth: 11cm


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. mold made; finger marks on interior. Hard buff clay with small grits. Possible traces of red or pink on cheeks. A bit under life size.

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