A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE
A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE
A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE
A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE
A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE
A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE
A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE

A Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE

CGA.26.635

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Originally from a large terracotta statue, this lovely sculpture perhaps depicts the goddess of love, Aphrodite, her head turned slightly to the right, her wavy hair center-parted and arranged in a top-knot, with almond-shaped lidded eyes, a slender nose, and small mouth. 

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. (13.97 x 8.89 x 10.16 cm)

Published: Collin, #132, p.18.; Original Clark Catalog., #132, p. 245, part 2.CGA (1928) p. 116, #2635; CGA (1932), p. 114, #2635.

Exhibited: "The William A. Clark Collection," Corcoran Gallery of Art, April 26-July 16, 1978.

Condition:  Fragment as shown, with loss to nose, otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.

Provenance: William A. Clark (1839 - 1925) Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1926 - 2014), American University Museum (2014 - 2021).

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