6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A CYPRIOT TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE WITH INFANT
LATE CYPRIOT II, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.
The stylized standing figure depicted nude, with a birdlike face and pellet eyes, the ears each pierced twice, three hoop earrings preserved, the body flat, with wide hips, the large pubic area hatched, her pointed breasts high on her chest, with several decorative horizontal grooves on the body, her right hand akimbo, the left arm cradling the infant
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
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For the type see nos. 11-14, p. 25 in Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus, The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
French Private Collection, 1970s.
Bailly Auction, Metz, France, 22 January 2006, lot 56.