HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA HEAD FRAGMENT OF A GODDESS

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Measurements: 5.5 cm – height

 

Description: A finely modelled Hellenistic terracotta head fragment of a female figure. The fragment displays traces of original red and blue pigment over the white slip. This exquisitely evocative fragment initially belonged to a bigger statue.

 

The figure, possibly a goddess is shown wearing an elaborate headpiece made of foliate wreath and fruits. The fruits might be pomegranates, in this case the female figure could possibly represent the Greek goddess Persephone. In Ancient Greek mythology and culture, Persephone was the goddess of springtime, vegetation and flowers, and the queen of the underworld.

 

Period: Hellenistic Period, circa 3rd Century BC

 

Condition: Fine, with signs of aging on the surface. Mounted on a custom made stand.

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