Terracotta antefix (roof tile) with head of a woman

Etruscan, Cerveteri

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

Female heads were used often as antefixes on Etruscan buildings. The head of a woman wears a simple diadem and large concave earrings. Her hair is arranged in perfectly symmetrical concave finger waves; vestiges of reddish brown color remain on the left side.

Terracotta antefix (roof tile) with head of a woman, Terracotta, Etruscan, Cerveteri

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