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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A VEILED WOMAN

    LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A VEILED WOMAN
    LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The finely modelled head with hair arranged in lampadion style, her himation covering the back of her head and drawn around the lower part of her face below the mouth, leaving her beautiful features exposed; another fragmentary terracotta head of a veiled woman, her himation drawn up like a cloak over her head and around the lower part of her face so that only an eye and part of her nose are visible, wearing diadem beneath, late 4th Century B.C.; and three smaller female terracotta heads, one with large diadem, all 3rd Century B.C., all mounted on turned socles
    2½ to 1½ in. (6.4 to 3.8 cm.) high (5)


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    Item two, cf. L. Burn and R. Higgins, Catalogue of Greek Terracottas in The British Museum, III, London, 2001, p. 276, no. 2922, for similar.

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    Provenance

    Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in the late 19th/early 20th Century.