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Indian Gupta Terracotta Head, ca. 3rd to 5th Century AD

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Start price: $225

Estimated price: $450 - $700

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Fine terracotta Indian Gupta head. Well preserved and strong facial features, striking voluminous nose and lips, incised details to eyes and forehead. Size 5 5/8"

For a similar example see Poster, Amy G. from Indian Earth: 4000 Years of Terracotta Art, The Brooklyn Museum, 1986. See also P. Pal, Indian Sculpture, Volume 1, for the type.

ex-New York, New York collection, ex-private German collection formed in the 1960’s.

Condition: Part of a larger section with losses as shown, else well preserved overall.