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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.1.100
Title
Votive Head of a Youth
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, head
Date
4th-3rd century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Etruria
Period
Classical period, Late, to Early Hellenistic
Culture
Etruscan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/57466
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Mold-made
Dimensions
11 x 9 x 7.4 cm (4 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Provenance
The Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University (before 1970-2012), transfer; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.1.100
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Hollow terracotta votive head and neck of a youth. The head is frontal, showing a young man or child with short hair. The brow, eyes, nose, ears, mouth and chin are modeled naturalistically. A mantle covers the top and back of the head. The head is in good condition, with some chips around the edge of the mantle, a chipped chin, broken nose, and gouge on the right side of the face.
Publication History

John Crawford, Sidney Goldstein, George M. A. Hanfmann, John Kroll, Judith Lerner, Miranda Marvin, Charlotte Moore, and Duane Roller, Objects of Ancient Daily Life. A Catalogue of the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection Belonging to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, ed. Jane Waldbaum, Department of the Classics (unpublished manuscript, 1970), T8?, p. 37 [D. W. Roller]

Exhibition History

32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/18/2018 - 11/15/2018

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