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Hellenistic Etrusco-Italian Terracotta Head of a Youth

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Hellenistic Etrusco-Italian Terracotta Head of a Youth

3rd century BCE

8 3/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 6 3/16 in. (21.3 cm x 13.9 cm x 15.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.30
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures; Terracottas
Culture/Nationality: Roman
Findspot: (From archival folder for T.30) Clarissa Dryden to Kyle M. Phillips, February 23, 1966: mention of an entry in the diaries of her cousin, C. Densmore Curtis, dated November 15, 1913, in which he mentions a trip to "Ponte de None" and the discovery of votive terracottas. The reference is probably to Ponte di Nona, a suburb of Rome on the via Prenestina, but it is not certain that the artifacts discovered there are the heads published by Phillips in "Studi Etruschi"

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  • terracotta - A baked or semi-fired material that is usually a mixture of clay, grog, and water; it has been used for pottery, statuettes, lamps, roof tiles, and cornices since ancient times. It may be glazed prior to firing. To produce an item, terracotta is molded or shaped, dried for several days then fired to at least 600 C. It is fireproof, lighter in weight than stone, and usually brownish red in color.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Fragmentary Excess: Text, Body, Receptacle Bryn Mawr College , Nov 3, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017
  • Ancient and Primitive Art in Philadelphia Collections University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology , May 5, 1959 – Sep 5, 1959

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