A male portrait (?).

Terracotta. 2nd century BCE.
Inv. No. 13847.

Rome, Vatican Museums
(Musei Vaticani)

Origin:
From Cerveteri.
Description:
A terracotta head from the Etruscan town of Cerveteri (Caere). The relatively late date (second century B.C.) suggests that this head belongs in the category of Roman Republican period “veristic” portraiture. The head may have been set up as a votive offering in a sanctuary, according to the Vatican Museums.
Vatican Museums inv. 13847
Credits:
© 2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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Keywords: terracotta male portrait dedicatory votive head of a Roman from Cerveteri Caere Inv No 13847
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