Etruria, central Italy, ca. 600 to 400 BCE. A breathtakingly beautiful terracotta bust depicting a beautiful visage of a young woman with delicate features including almond-shaped eyes with nicely delineated lids and gracefully arched brows, a straight, noble-looking nose, full, heart-shaped lips, a rounded chin, and an elegant, slender neck - all framed by cascading locks of wavy hair, each strand so finely delineated. Upon close examination one can also see the delicate earrings dangling from her ears. As was customary of Etruscan sculpture, this piece was mold-made and probably represented an idealized female. At this time symbolic human figures were favored over veristic portraiture intended to represent specific individuals which would develop later in Rome. Size: 6.5" W x 9.5" H (16.5 cm x 24.1 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Private LA County collection
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