ARTEMIS GALLERY Fine Greek Terracotta Protome of a Youth

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Seller: artemisgallery (696) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382508934861 Fine Greek Terracotta Protome of a Youth Greece, Archaic Period, ca. 6th to 5th century BCE. A mold-made votive head of a man with naturalistic features and an "Archaic smile", which has been taken by art historians to mean that the subject is intended to appear alive and peaceful. He has a broad face with a prominent chin and wide, fleshy lips. His hair is curled and his brow line is accentuated. The protome is a type of bust made by pressing a thin layer of terracotta into a single mold. These were first made in Rhodes, but from the early fifth century BCE onwards they spread throughout Greece. Originally, this piece would have been brightly painted. Size: 5.1" W x 6.2" H (13 cm x 15.7 cm); 7.25" H (18.4 cm) on included custom stand. #127236 Condition: Loss to lower corner as shown. Figure has been repaired and restored with overpainting on lower part, on and around the chin. Provenance: private Healy collection, Studio City, California, USA, acquired over the last twenty years 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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