3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A MYCENAEAN TERRACOTTA TAU FIGURE
LATE HELLADIC III, CIRCA 1400-1200 B.C.
Standing with her arms crossed over her chest, wearing a flaring headdress, the pinched face with painted eyes and brow, the hollow conical body with vertical stripes
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
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with Charles Ede, London, 1998.
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