Six Campanian terracotta appliqués

South Italy, classical period, early 5th century B.C.
H. 6.8 cm (2 43⁄64 in)

Private collection, Switzerland, since 1972 (inventory IV/106/7)

Three gorgoneion with open mouth in fang-framed grimace tongue protruding between teeth; and three palmettes, all with traces of red pigment over white slip, mounted

Fine late archic style with almond-shaped eyes and prominent nose. The hair is arranged in two rows of large curls on the forehead. This kind of decorative appliqués was once richly painted.

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