Rare Greek Terracotta Head of a Nubian

12762. Rare Greek Terracotta Head of a Nubian

Hellenistic Smyrna Circa 3rd century BC

Fashioned from buff brown terracotta, depicting a head with furrowed brow and handsome negroid facial features.Heads like this were produced in late Hellenistic times, especially in Alexandria Egypt. The artisans, fascinated with realism, started to reproduce scenes and figures from daily life. Size 2-1/4 inches H + mount. Provenance: Ex Collection Dr. med. G.S., Nuremberg. Part ex collection Hans Piehler (1874 - 1961). Rare


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