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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 177

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    Holding a casket, wearing chiton and himation which is draped over the back of her head, right hand held aloft, on integral base, rectangular vent hole at back; and a Greek terracotta male figure resting his left elbow on a pillar, wearing a cuirass over short pleated tunic, his left arm held to his breast under his chlamys which is pinned at his right shoulder and held in his right hand, on integral rectangular base, rectangular vent hole at back, circa 4th Century B.C.
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) and 9½ in. (24 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Both with remains of ink inscribed old collection labels on reverse.

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    Provenance

    Acquired during the 1890s and passed by inheritance: sold Christie's London, 28 April 1993, lots 78 and 82.