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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    A PHRYGIAN TERRACOTTA BUST OF A GODDESS

    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A PHRYGIAN TERRACOTTA BUST OF A GODDESS
    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Decorated in dark brown and orange over a cream slip, wearing a radiate headdress, her hair behind drawn back into a conical chignon with incised wavy lines, her large eyes rimmed in orange, with orange spots on her cheeks and cupid bow lips, wearing multiple bead interlinked necklaces, along the base and sides runs a deep frieze of trailing tendrils, plants and birds, the back left plain with square vent hole at centre
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, 24 January 1969, lot 33.
    Collection of Lester Wolfe, New York: sold Sotheby's New York, 1-2 March 1984, lot 25.