This sculpture of a head references the popularity of sculpted heads that were of greater popularity in the early few centuries of the Italian peninsula. Like its predecessors, this head had long locks of curling hair. This is likely a revival piece to evoke the Classical style during the period of Greco Roman power in Europe. This piece was used in a church with Classical style architecture. It’s more common for old buildings with terra cotta ornamentation to be dismantled than buildings made from heavy stone such as granite, due to the solidity of such dense stone. Bring some classical style to a space, and hang this near other unique room pieces.