Etruscan Sculpture Head, 4th Century A.D, Italy (SC0119)

DESCRIPTION: Etruscan sculpture head made with terracotta, the art represents a young man from the 4th century. It’s a very decorative piece and the state of conservation is good. It has a thermoluminescence document made in a laboratory in Marseille

CONDITION: Good condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

DIMENSIONS: Height: 30cm/11.81in Depth: 15cm/5.90in Width: 20cm/7.87in

ABOUT THE STYLE: Ancient Greek art stands out among that of other ancient cultures for its development of naturalistic but idealized depictions of the human body, in which largely nude male figures were generally the focus of innovation. The rate of stylistic development between about 750 and 300 BC was remarkable by ancient standards, and in surviving works is best seen in sculpture. There were important innovations in painting, which have to be essentially reconstructed due to the lack of original survivals of quality, other than the distinct field of painted pottery.