A Beautiful Greek Antefix
A beautiful reddish tone Antefixes, an antefix is a decorative brick used on buildings. This semi- oval relief was made from a mold. The illustration shows a bust of a young woman looking to her right. The face is sunken by both Eyes to emphasize them with shaped bold eyelids. The pupils are incised; the protruding nose and the pair of lips are slightly worn. The head is framed by a powerful hairstyle, with hair parted in the center, and with numerous curls to the sides and some combed back . The woman is wearing a Cross and pyramidal earrings. The relief is mounted on a base with velvet .
Cf. :H. Herdejurgen , Basel Museum of Antiquities . (1982 ). Ancient Art Works from the Ludwig Collection