ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE FACEPrint
ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE FACE
Mould-made votive offering showing part of the face with eyes and nose; eyes beintg sharply framed, eyebrows slightly indicated in relief, straight nose with nostrils.
Ex priv. coll. E.R., Netherlands, acquired from Royal Athena Galleries, New York 2001. Dark orange clay with mica particles. Dim. 7,5 x 11 cm. Intact.
5th cent. BC
Terracotta votive offerings were found in bothroi (votive pits), very popular from 5th century onwards, mainly in southern Latium and northern Campania, representing human body parts or animals, mostly dedicated to the gods of fertility.