Small male head

Testina maschile barbata
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Late 5th - early 4th century B.C.
Material and technique: 
Terracotta
Origin: 
From Taranto
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 278
Collection: 

Belongs to an interesting set of small terracotta votive heads, fragments of statuettes of banqueters reclining on klinai. They were made in Taranto between the 6th and the 4th centuries B.C., in relation to funerary cults whose rites were held at a large necropolis and an important sanctuary.

The hall

Room 6 displays numerous original Greek reliefs and sculptures, some votive works and others funerary.