Greek Tarentine pottery Medusa head appliques

M60

£200.00

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A pair of small moulded pottery appliques in the form of a Gorgon heads with an ovolo border above. One plaque retains faint traces of gilding.

Appliques such as this were used to adorn larger wooden objects including furniture and sarcophagi.

Culture
Greek, South Italian colonies, Tarentine, late 4th Century BC

Size
3.2 x 3.1 and 3.3 x 3.1 cms

Condition
Losses as shown

Provenance
Ex. collection: R. P. Finucane, London, UK; inherited by family descent from her maternal great great grandfather who acquired antiquities while serving as British Consul General to Tunis in 1824.

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