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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1991.
    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 2004.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR