London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE BUST PROTOME
TARENTINE, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing a veil pulled up over her hair which is piled on top of her head, her right hand raised holding a leaf-shaped fan, remains of red and blue pigment over white slip, pierced at top edge, mounted
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
Tollmann Collection, Cologne, 1960s-70s.
Royal-Athena Galleries, Art of the Ancient World, 2005, no. 54.
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Cf., G. Laviosa, 'Le antefisse fittili di Taranto', Archaeologia Classica 6, 1954, taf. 73 for similar.
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The illustration for lot 258 has been mis-labelled as lot 259 in the printed catalogue, but is correct online.
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