ARTEMIS GALLERY Greek Earthenware Protome of Goddess

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Seller: artemisgallery (697) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382508935479 Greek Earthenware Protome of Goddess Western Greek, Magna Graecia, ca. 6th century BCE. An elegant terracotta protome depicting a lovely goddess with well-modeled facial features wearing a long headdress. A 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 painted (to see an example of a painted protome, see the terracotta protome of Dionysos at the British Museum). A lovely example that speaks to the importance of women as religious figures in Magna Graecia. Perforated at top. Custom stand. Size: 4.25" W x 6.75" H (10.8 cm x 17.1 cm); 7" H (17.8 cm) on stand #124192 Condition: Repaired from two large pieces. Expected surface wear with minor abraded areas and encrustation. White mineral deposits visible on verso. Provenance: 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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