Rare Alexandrian Terracotta Head of a Nubian

14502. Rare Alexandrian Terracotta Head of a Nubian

Hellenistic Egypt Circa 3rd century BC

Fashioned from buff brown terracotta, depicting a head with furrowed brow and handsome facial features, he has large almond eyes and wears a conical cap.
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 2-3/8 inches (6 cm) + custom mount.

Provenance: Estate of Madeleine and Jean-Jacques Keller (Abidjan until 1980, then Rheinfelden Gernmany.


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