Greek, Magna Graecia, early 4th century BC
An especially attractive female head. This statuette likely hails from Greek Sicily (perhaps Morgantina) and shows the goddess Demeter, powerful protectress of agricultural bounty and fertility more broadly.
Condition: Intact with some surface wear.
Provenance: Formerly, priv. coll. of C. R., Ticino, Switzerland, before 1970; Published by Andrea Bignasca in ANTIKE KUNST, 1992, p.18ff, Pl. 5-14. Cf. Winter, 116/4.