• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    A LARGE BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA FEMALE PROTOME

    MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, acquired in the late 19th Century.