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This delicate terracotta head is a magnificent example of Classical Greek art from Tarentum, modern-day Apulia. It depicts a youth with sensuously modelled lips and heavy-lidded, almond-shaped eyes. A peaked pilos helmet covers his short hair, which has been combed back.
One of the greatest artistic accomplishments of ancient Southern Italy was the perfection of terracotta sculpture. Extremely dynamic and talented workshops blossomed in the region, and produced remarkably expressive figures such as this one.
Height: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) or 10 inches (25.4 cm) on base
From the collection of Count Henri d'Epinay (1940-2017), Longuenesse, France, acquired early 20th century. With French cultural property passport.
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