Acheloo head antefix
Magna Graecia, 5th century BC
height cm 16 (6''); length cm 22 (9'')
Characterized by archaic style with almond shape eyes, pointed ears and rounded horns, which resembled the greek deity of Acheloo often depicted as a satyr with horns, in memory of his mythological transformation first in the bull and then in the man with taurine head.
Property of a gentleman; acquired on the European art market between 1960s and 1980s.