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Portrait-vase with adornment
Portrait-vase with adornment - Ancient Art Style Portrait-vase with adornment -
Ref : 88529
3 800 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Polychrome ceramic
Dimensions :
l. 9.84 inch X H. 10.24 inch
Ancient Art  - Portrait-vase with adornment
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Portrait-vase with adornment

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

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