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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE PROTOME

    BOEOTIA, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE PROTOME
    BOEOTIA, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Her himation pulled up over the top of her head, holding her drapery in her left hand, her right hand lifted to her chest, with remains of white slip and red painted details
    6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 109.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.