Lot 6725

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

Works of Art, Antiquities | O88kua | Online auction | 884 Lots

Hammer price € 260

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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 893 lots. The auction starts on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00 am (CET). The pre-sale view will take place from June 16 -19, 2021 from 11 am to 17 pm (CET).