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Female head
Sculpture
Second half of the 2nd century B.C.
Limestone

This head has a very intense attitude, due partly to the tilt of the neck and partly to the facial expression. The thick locks of wavy hair are bound by an element that seems to be made of intertwined snakes, so the personage may be a Gorgon or a Lasa, an Etruscan deity associated with the world of the dead.

Provenance: From Bolsena, Latium
Inventaire: Inv. MB 205

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