6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 29,800
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 7TH CENTURY B.C.
The hollow schematic figure with a wheel-thrown, bell-shaped body, her hands arranged across her chest, left over right, the details painted, her beak-like face with large dotted circle eyes, her long tresses with a single plait arranged in front of each shoulder, bound in a thick fillet, quatrefoils on her shoulders and elbows, her garment adorned with stippling on the torso, checker-board pattern on the skirt, with wavy vertical lines on the hem, a perforation on either side above the hem, perhaps for suspension of separately-made legs
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high
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European Private Collection, 1991.
with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 2004.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR