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A Terracotta Head of an African Youth, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

A Terracotta Head of an African Youth, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

A Terracotta Head of an African Youth, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

A Terracotta Head of an African Youth

circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.


with somber features and short curly hair.

Height 8.7 cm.

As shown, the surface slightly weathered, remains of gesso overall. Proper right side of lower lip chipped. Minor nicks to the upper lip. Proper left earlobe probably fragmentary. Drilled and mounted on a stone base.



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Brummer Gallery, New York, by 1940 (https://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16028coll9/id/65342/rec/7, second shelf from the top, left, in back)
French private collection, Lyon, acquired in the 1960s
Claude Aguttes SAS, Lyon, May 27th, 2014, no. 273
acquired at the above sale by the present owner