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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 120

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE

    BOEOTIAN, CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE
    BOEOTIAN, CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Standing on a high rectangular plinth with her weight on her left leg, the right bent at the knee, her right arm at her side, her left bent at the elbow with the hand raised to her breast, wearing a peplos and a low polos over a wide, elaborate arrangement of plaits and curls, preserving traces of white pigment throughout, with red for the plinth, peplos and hair
    13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high


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    For the type see no. 846 in Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

    Provenance

    London Private Collection, early 1980s.