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ARTEMIS GALLERY Greek Earthenware Protome of Goddess

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Seller: artemisgallery (693) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382508935474 Greek Earthenware Protome of Goddess Western Greece, Rhodes, Archaic Period, ca. 6th to 5th century BCE. A mold-made terracotta protome depicting a female head, presumably a goddess, wearing a himation drawn up over her head, with long locks of hair gracefully framing her visage. Her face displays wide, almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, slender cheeks, a wide chin, and puffy lips drawn into a slight smile. Although the exact significance of this signature Archaic smile is unknown, scholars suggest that the ancient Greeks associated it with good health and well-being. Size: 3.125" W x 4.625" H (7.9 cm x 11.7 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on included custom stand. #124194 Condition: Most of nose has been restored. Surface wear and minor pitting commensurate with age, minor losses to lower corner, nose, and top of head, with nice root marks and mineral deposits. Hole drilled in top of head for mounting. Provenance: private Switzerland 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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