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Half-Head of a Goddess (probably)

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Etruscan
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Made: Italy
  • DATES ca. 100-50 B.C.E
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/8 × 7 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (28.2 × 19 × 9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 62.66
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE side, 62.66_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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