|BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA PROTOME OF A GODDESS
Her hair is arranged in an opulent, wavy coiffure. She wears a polos whose bands fall down to her shoulders and a necklace with triangular elements. Inventory label ‚"BILAG No. 271‚" on back.
Striking contrast between the archaic facial features, especially the eyes and nose, and the classical coiffure and chin. Front part mould-made, joined at the sides to the clay plaque at the back. - Cf. Mollard-Besques, Catalogue Raisonné du Louvre, 1954, p. 93, nos. C 59-61, 65, 73. pls. LXVI, LXVIII.
Late 5th-early 4th Century BC
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.4 cm.)
Ex collection of Helen Schou, acquired 1930-1940.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2011, no. 86.