Seller: artancientltd (9,289) 99.7%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391299079816 An ancient Greek terracotta female votive mask, or protome, dating to around 550 BC. This would likely have been dedicated in an ancient temple to the local God/Goddess, in thanks for, or in anticipation of a favour. Protomes such as this are relatively well known objects from the ancient world, and are commonly found both in museums and on the private market. However there is a quality to this example that elevates it above the vast majority of protomes that we have seen. The modelling of the face is exquisite and perfectly shows the Greek Archaic ideal. Height: 9 1/2 inches mounted. 8 1/4 inches unmounted. Length: Width: Condition: Unrestored. Provenance: Collected in France before 1970. Provided with a French cultural property export license. Approximate region of origin: Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealers Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. Our terms and conditions are available on request or can be found on our website. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation.