9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Standing with her left leg crossing the right, bringing the left hip forward, the upper body twisted to the left with her left arm akimbo, draped in a chiton and himation, the clinging diaphanous garments revealing her body beneath, the rolled hem of her chiton falling across her chest, exposing her left breast, the billowing himation gathered at her left hip, descending in layers
8½ in. (21.6 cm) high
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Virzi Collection, California, since 1977.
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