ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE HALF-HEAD

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ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE HALF-HEAD

Hollow cast profile of youthful and idealized male with straight nose and curly hair, veil covering his head

Ex priv. coll. England 2002
H 30 cm. Tip of chin broken off

3rd – 2nd cent. BC

Cf. L.B. van der Meer, De Etrusken, Den Haag 1977, pp. 54-5
Terracotta votive offerings were found in bothroi (votive pits), very popular from 5th century onwards

 4.250

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