Lot 6741

A Greek-Hellenistic terracotta head of Medusa(?), 3rd - 2nd century B.C.

Works of Art, Antiquities | O86kua | Online auction | 905 Lots

Description

Terracotta head with fine features of a distinguished lady with an almost chubby face. Broken below the chin. The hair strands could well be interpreted as snakes, which would allow identification with Medusa. In Hellenistic times, she was no longer depicted as a monster, but as a beauty. Without additions. Height 9.5 cm. Mounted on a velvet panel.

Provenance: From an old private collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

Our online auction "Works of Art, Antiquities" includes 905 lots. The auction starts on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 12:00 am. The pre-sale view will take place from 2.12. until 5.12.2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).