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ARTEMIS GALLERY Archaic Greek Pottery Head Protome Fragment - Female

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Seller: artemisgallery (687) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382508932088 Archaic Greek Pottery Head Protome Fragment - Female Ancient Greece, Archaic, ca. 650 to 480 BCE. A fragment of a mold-made terracotta protome depicting a female head, wearing a himation drawn up and over her head with round earrings, with a scalloped fringe section of bangs which elegantly frame her face and one remaining ear. Beautiful open, almond-shaped, lidded eyes, a relatively naturalistic nose, a nicely contoured cheek, a rounded chin, and a characteristic Archaic smile give her an aura of ancient glamour. Although the exact significance of this smile is unknown, scholars suggest that the ancient Greeks associated it with good health and well being. A wonderful example from this early period. Lucite display not included. Metal bar previously inserted into reserve side for hanging. Size: 6.25" W x 6.35" H (15.9 cm x 16.1 cm). #124152 Condition: A fragment of a larger piece. Surface wear commensurate with age, previous repair to chin area, manganese deposits and earthen encrustations throughout. Provenance: ex-private Swiss collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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