Ancient Romano-Egyptian Head of Woman

Ancient Romano-Egyptian Head of Woman

Item Number: 903


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Dimensions: 7 1/8" (18.1cm); with stand 8 1/4" (21 cm)
Material: Terracotta
Condition: Very fine
Region: Egypt
Provenance: Acquired at Sotheby's London, 17 April 1972, Lot 122, by present owner. (Catalogue is available.) Previously in an old English collection as evidenced by the period custom wooden mount.
A beautifully detailed large terracotta head wearing a conical hat with long waved hair and smiling expression. Face with plump features and dimpled cheeks, the pupils of the eyes depressed. The body below the neck is missing. The waved hair In the back falls on the shoulders to a low cut gown.

Mounted on a custom early 20th century English oak stand with nice graining which adds to its provenance.