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AN ATTIC TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A SEATED WOMAN
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AN ATTIC TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A SEATED WOMAN

LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

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AN ATTIC TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A SEATED WOMAN
LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Of flattened form, two support struts on the reverse (one now missing), sitting with hands on bent knees, covered in a white slip with added red and traces of yellow decoration, wearing a high polos with two rows of stylized leaf pattern, her peplos with large quatrefoil surrounded by smaller ones, her skirt with a chequerboard pattern, the peplos fastened at each shoulder with two concentric decorated disc fibulae, between the pins hangs a chain which is held up again in the centre
9 in. (23 cm.) high
Provenance
Sold Sotheby's London, 29 November 1965, lot 105.
Schleger collection, see also lots 151, 160, 162 and 199.

John Hewett, the well-known antiquities dealer, was a close friend and mentor to the graphic designer Pat Schleger who, with her husband Hans, formed a small collection of antiquities. Hans Schleger (1898-1976) was a key figure in the history of graphic design.
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Lot Essay

Cf. R. A. Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, The British Museum, London, 1970, I, p. 173, pl. 84, no. 647 for a close parallel.

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