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

USA


 

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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