Rome, ca. 200 to 100 BCE. This is a terracotta hollow figure that would have been used as a mold for lost wax casting. The front of the figure is carved into a simple form of a woman holding her child; she touches one breast to emphasize her fertility. She has a small waist and large hips and wears a large headdress, long, curling hair, and a draped garment. This item would have been used as a mold to create statues whose details would then be made more fine in the final casting process. An interesting object imbued with beauty! Size: 4" W x 11.5" H (10.2 cm x 29.2 cm)
Provenance: ex-Richard Wagner Coll. 1979
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