Etruscan votive terracotta face

M121

£325.00

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A moulded pottery votive offering in the form of the upper part of a face.

Votive offerings depicting various body parts were made in large numbers and deposited in Etruscan tombs and sanctuaries, it is thought that some may have held a medical significance such as giving thanks or hoping for a cure to an ailment.

Culture
Italy, Etruscan, 4th or 3rd Century BC

Condition
Intact

Size
8 x 8.8 cms, 14.9 cms with stand

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Perpignan, France; acquired 1970’s-1980’s. Mounted on a perspex display stand.
A c. 1980’s label under the base: “Masque Ex Voto Etrurie IIIe IVe av JC”

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