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    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN

    TANAGRA, HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN
    TANAGRA, HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    Mold-made, depicted standing with her weight on her right leg, wearing a long chiton and a himation wrapped tightly around her shoulders, her right arm akimbo beneath the himation, her left hand clutching its edge, with zigzag folds cascading below, her head turned sharply to her right, her hair arranged in a melon-coiffure with a chignon in back, on an integral plinth, a rectangular exhaust in back, preserving some traces of polychrome, including red for the hair and drapery
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    London Art Market, 1992.
    with Charles Ede, London, 1993 (Ancient Greek Terracottas, no. 8).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A U.S. PRIVATE COLLECTION