• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME

    MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME
    MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    With archaic smile, lidded almond-shaped eyes, her hair arranged in a curled fringe, wearing veil, pierced for suspension
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired at auction in Marseille, France, in 1983; accompanied by a French passport.