Half-Head of a Goddess (probably)
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 100-50 B.C.E
11 1/8 × 7 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (28.2 × 19 × 9 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Collection Fund
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Etruscan. Half-Head of a Goddess (probably), ca. 100-50 B.C.E. Terracotta, 11 1/8 × 7 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (28.2 × 19 × 9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 62.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 62.66_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Terracotta half-head probably of a goddess. Hair held in place by diadem or band with strands falling down on neck. Idealized features with furrows around nostril. Flat back with circular opening for suspension, open base. Heavy walls. Probably intended as a votive offering.
Condition: Slight chips on front and back of base. Lime deposits (from plant growth) on forehead, face and hair.
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