A pair of Canosan Vases in the Form of a Woman’s Head

SKU PF.0339
Circa

350 BC to 250 BC

Dimensions

15.75″ (40.0cm) high x 5″ (12.7cm) wide

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Magna Graecia

Gallery Location

S Korea


 

Can be purchased together or separately.  These graceful vessels were used to pour offerings of wine or milk onto the tomb of some ancient person–almost certainly a woman–who lived during the flower of the Classical age. The head itself may represent a goddess, perhaps a protector of women, or an idealized feminine beauty that still delights the senses. We are reminded of those long ago lives- -full of laughter, color, tears and dreams–which perhaps were not so very different from our own.

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