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Roman Terracotta Head Collection
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Description
1st century B.C.-2nd century A.D. A group of votive terracotta figure heads comprising: a head of a priest wearing a conical cap (pileus); a head of an African boy; a head of a young boy with curly hair; a head of a woman with a Greek tubular cap worn under a pallium cloak; a head of a young male; three female heads with circular earrings and Graeco-Egyptian coiffures, one with horned headgear; each mounted on a custom-made display stand. Cf. Savvopoulos, K., 'Popular divine imagery in Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria. The terracotta figurines collection of the Patriarchal Sacristy in Alexandria' in The Annual of the British School at Athens, 2019, figs.35, 52, 53. 200 grams total, 31-48 mm high (58-74 mm including stand) (1 1/4 - 2 in. (2 1/4 - 3 in."). North London gentleman, in storage since the 1970s. Property of a West London gentleman. These heads are all votive pieces linked to the cult of Egyptian deities within the Roman Empire, and are probably a product of a workshop in Alexandria. [8, No Reserve]
Condition
Fine condition.
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Roman Terracotta Head Collection

Estimate £200 - £300
May 24, 2022
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Starting Price £5
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0121: Roman Terracotta Head Collection

Sold for £1,200
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Est. £200 - £300Starting Price £5
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 1
May 24, 2022 4:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0121 Details

Description
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1st century B.C.-2nd century A.D. A group of votive terracotta figure heads comprising: a head of a priest wearing a conical cap (pileus); a head of an African boy; a head of a young boy with curly hair; a head of a woman with a Greek tubular cap worn under a pallium cloak; a head of a young male; three female heads with circular earrings and Graeco-Egyptian coiffures, one with horned headgear; each mounted on a custom-made display stand. Cf. Savvopoulos, K., 'Popular divine imagery in Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria. The terracotta figurines collection of the Patriarchal Sacristy in Alexandria' in The Annual of the British School at Athens, 2019, figs.35, 52, 53. 200 grams total, 31-48 mm high (58-74 mm including stand) (1 1/4 - 2 in. (2 1/4 - 3 in."). North London gentleman, in storage since the 1970s. Property of a West London gentleman. These heads are all votive pieces linked to the cult of Egyptian deities within the Roman Empire, and are probably a product of a workshop in Alexandria. [8, No Reserve]
Condition
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Fine condition.

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