ostracon ancient art



Greek Hellenistic Eros Head, 2nd Century BC

Appealing head of Eros rendered with girl-like features.

The head with heavy-lidded eyes, a broad nose and sensuous lips. The richly curled hairdo falls down the left side of the head.

The young god has put his right arm over the head and may hold a flower. The button of a garment close to the neck.

Superb modeling with much use of the modeling tool.

For a similar example from Myrina, cf. lot no. E161 in: F. Hamdorf et al. Die figürlichen Terrakotten der Staatlichen Antikensammlungen München. Band 2. Lindenberg i. Allgäu 2014.

Broken at the armpit level, back side missing. The nose is worn and looks flat.

H. 8 cm (3.1 in), H. with stand 10.2 cm (4 in)

Swiss private collection. Part of a bulk purchase of terracotta items, acquired in 1995 from Galeria Serodine, Ascona.

540 USD

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