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Terracotta bust of Gorgon

  • Terracotta bust of Gorgon. Cadiz Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Terracotta bust of Gorgon. Cadiz Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

500 - 401 B.C.

Cultural background

Punic

Original title

Busto de Gorgona en terracota
Cadiz Museum
Cádiz
Cadiz, Andalusia
Cadiz

Hand-sculpted bust of a female deity, possibly Gorgon.

The piece was created to be viewed from the front, so the volumes at the back have hardly been modelled. The ears have perforated lobes and there are also two holes on each side of the neck, probably to hold a necklace or a similar item. This terracotta figure appeared together with another four, set out practically in a line on a plot of land in Cadiz.

Details of the work

Object
Bust

Dimensions
Height = 51 cm; Width = 35 cm; Depth = 21 cm

Technique
Ceramic technique

Material
Red clay

  

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