London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN
TANAGRA, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Wearing long chiton and tightly wrapped himation which covers her head, remains of yellow pigment, on integral base, vent hole at the back
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
James Bomford collection.
Acquired by the present owner from Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1980-1985.
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