A Hellenistic Terracotta Head | 4th-1st century BC

This is a terracotta Hellenistic head with a figure of the goddess, Demeter. The facial features are well defined and the face has a well-rounded chin. The hair is parted in a wavy fashion. Overall, this is grey in colouring but is in fine condition.

Date: 4th-1st century BC.

Size:  mm

Provenance: Purchased in 2020 from a London specialist auction. Formerly with a private Netherlands collection; previously in an old collection since before 1980.


Further reading

Cf. Kilmer, M. F., The shoulder bust in Sicily and south and central Italy: A catalogue and materials for dating in Studies in Mediterranean archaeology 51, Göteborg, 1977; Mandel, U. & Gossel-Raeck, B., Votivterrakotten von der pergamenischen Oberburg, in Istanbuler Mitteilungen 54,, 2004, pp.311-330; and Szabó, N., Contribution à la question des protomes en terre cuite de la Grèce centrale, in Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux Arts 43, Budapest, 1975, 3-22.


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