This small head, broken at the neck, is modeled from fine-grained pink terracotta; there are traces of brown paint in her hair. The young girl tilts her head slightly to the left: her youth is clear from the rounded forms of her face (her chin and cheeks). Her elegant features have been modeled with a great deal of finesse; her expression is sweet, but also a bit sad.
In Asia Minor, especially in Myrina (in the north of modern-day Izmir), close parallels to our young girl have been found; from a typological point of view, our head resembles those of Eros and Ariadne (Dionysos’ consort). However, the precise identification of this head remains unknown.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Dimensions: H: 6.8 cm|
|Primary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities : Greek Pottery and Greek Antiques for Sale|
|Secondary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities|
|This piece is published in Phoenix Ancient Art, 2005, no. 1 (p. 94, n. 73).|
|Provenance: Acquired on the European Art Market, Munich|
|Price:||Item has been sold.|
|Offered By:||Items for sale from dealers we worked with previously|
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