11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A GREEK TERRACOTTA ARTEMIS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Likely an archetype, intended to serve as a positive for making a mold, the goddess clad in a voluminous floor-length peplos, cinched at her shoulders and belted below her breasts, standing with her weight on her left leg, her right knee bent, wearing platform sandals, her toes emerging from beneath the hem, on a high semi-circular plinth, produced without her arms or head, the surfaces of each stump smoothed
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
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For a Greek terracotta of Apollo similarly fabricated without arms or head, see fig. 56 in Bell, "Hellenistic Terracottas of Southern Italy and Sicily" in Uhelnbrock, et al., The Coroplast's Art.
Munich Art Market, 1990s.
Anonymous sale; Gorny & Mosch, 16 June 2004, lot 383.
with Safani Gallery, New York, 2005.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
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