Female head in polychrome terracotta
Taranto | 4th century B.C.
Produced from a mold, the woman’s head has become the symbol of the MArTA. She has a headdress embellished by a tiara, a typical element of female jewellery in the Greek world, and is amazing for the beauty of her features, emphasized by the traces of colour and, at one time, by precious earrings. This is probably what has been preserved of a fictile funerary statue, portraying the deceased as a heroine, to whom the tiara conferred a status of outstanding importance.