• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 286

    A BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME

    CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME
    CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Wearing polos headdress, with curled hair centrally parted, drawn back and falling in striated waves at the side of her face, with archaic smile, mounted
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high


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    Cf. R. A. Higgins, Terracottas in the British Museum, I, London, 1969, p. 228, no. 857, pl. 121 for similar from Tanagra.

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    Provenance

    Collection of the late Dr Ludwig Burchard: sold Christie's London, 20 October 1999, part lot 304.