Detail View: The AMICA Library: Votive Head

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1975.342
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Sculpture
Creator Nationality: 
European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Etruria (anc.), Italy Europe,Italy,Etruria (region),Etruria (anc.)
Creator Name-CRT: 
Etruscan
Title: 
Votive Head
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
front view
Creation Date: 
Archaic Period, c. 500 B.C.
Creation Start Date: 
-505
Creation End Date: 
-495
Materials and Techniques: 
Terracotta, traces of pigment
Subject Description: 
This depicts the head of young woman who wears a diadem over a veil. The facial features are distinctly modeled and stylized. She has almond-shaped eyes, sharply-defined, arched eyebrows, and pursed lips shown in the 'archaic smile.' Her flaring ears arepierced with large holes, no doubt for the addition of metal earrings. The Etruscans, like the Greeks and Romans, frequently dedicated small sculptures at their temples and shrines.
Creation Place: 
Europe,Italy,Etruria (region),Etruria (anc.)
Dimensions: 
H.: 26.5 cm (10-1/2 in.)W.: 22 cm (8-1/2 in.)D.: 18 cm (7-1/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1975.342
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Katherine K. Adler Fund
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E28470.TIF