27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,000
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A LARGE BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA FEMALE PROTOME
MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing a peplos and a low polos, her hair is parted in the centre and falls in thick waves to her shoulders, with hands cupped to her breasts holding a pomegranate bud in her left hand, suspension hole behind
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
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A Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Oxford Authentication Ltd accompanies this lot.
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