6 July 2016,
Price realised GBP 750
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE PROTOME
BOEOTIA, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Her himation pulled up over the top of her head, holding her drapery in her left hand, her right hand lifted to her chest, with remains of white slip and red painted details
6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
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W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 109.
Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.
Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.
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