A Tanagra goddess head figurine. Appreciated for their naturalistic features, preserved pigments, variety, and charm, these figurines are known as Tanagras, from the site in Boeotia where great numbers of them were found. The majority of Tanagra figurines depict fashionable women or girls , elegantly wrapped in thin himations (cloaks), and sometimes wearing broad-brimmed hats and holding wreaths or fans.
This fine museum quality replica is a unique "one of a kind" ceramic reproduction made from clay originating from the same fields where the original was found to ensure the same "look and feel" as the actual piece. All paint decorations were also made replicating methods used by potters of the particular period. This is why this item is hard to distinguish from the original and requires the attached traditional lead stamp (shown as part of the description tag) that identifies it as a reproduction made by an authorized artist. Like the actual museum displays each piece is tagged with its description.
Shipped in presentation gift box.
Handmade and Imported from Greece.
Approx. 19mm (.75 in) L x 45mm (1.75 in) W x 45mm (1.75 in) H
Base 51mm (2 in) L x 45mm (1.75 in) W x 19mm (.75 in) H
Approx. weight 69 grams