London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
A GREEK TERRACOTTA CHARIOT GROUP
3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
With a chariot drawn by two goats carrying a female figure with wide wings outspread (Eos?) and a smaller youthful male figure (Kephalos?), 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high; a fragmentary terracotta statuette of a woman seated on a fine chair, a bowl at her feet, circa 3rd Century B.C., 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high; the left foot from a terracotta statuette, 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) long; and a small terracotta statuette of Apollo leaning on his lyre, traces of gilding, 2¾ in. (6.7 cm.) high (4)
Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in the late 19th/early 20th Century.
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Item one, cf. L. Burn and R. Higgins, Catalogue of Greek Terracottas in The British Museum, III, London, 2001, p. 246, no. 2800, for a figure in a chariot drawn by two cocks.
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