Roman Terracotta Head of a Youth

14728. Roman Terracotta Head of a Youth

Circa 1st to 3rd century AD

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- inches H + mount. Provenance Ex Collection of Dr. Edward D Joseph 1970s.


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