This vase is called a "portrait vase" because it corresponds to a very specific type of ceramic production. Sometimes very realistic, sometimes stylized like here, it is believed to be the representation of a chief or a nobleman. The eyes are wide open, the mouth slender and the nose aquiline. He wears a crown richly decorated with the head of a feline (or a bat?). This crown is held by a chin strap tied under the chin. The ears are covered by two circular tambas.
Polychrome terracotta, restoration not exceeding approximately 10 to 15% of the overall mass.
Comes from a collection of Yvelines.
Certificate of authenticity established by Michel Cohen in 1999 in copy.
TL Test, Qed Laboratoire n°QED2109/FP-0301