12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GREEK TERRACOTTA DANCING WOMAN
Hellenistic Period, Circa 2nd Century B.C.
Perhaps from Centuripe, Sicily, depicted wearing a chiton, her body twisting spirally to her right, her head thrown back and turned sharply to her right, her left leg raised behind her, her arms positioned out before her, her red-painted hair tied in a chignon, her chiton preserving blue and pink stripes, on a reel-shaped base perhaps original to the figure
12¼ in. (31.1 cm) high
Palladion Antike Kunst, Basel, Katalog 1976, no. 85
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Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, no. 148.
This lot is being sold not subject to a reserve.
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