Female head

Testa femminile
Second half of the 2nd century B.C.
Material and technique: 
From Bolsena, Latium
Inv. MB 205

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.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

This room displays examples of Etruscan and Phoenician art that enrich the overall picture conceived by Giovanni Barracco for the formation of his collection of artworks from the ancient civilizations that flourished around the Mediterranean basin.