London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A GREEK TERRACOTTA SEATED FEMALE FIGURE
5TH CENTURY B.C.
Seated on elaborate winged throne with footstool, wearing himation wrapped tightly over her arms, stephane in her hair, remains of red painted decoration, 4 in (11.4 cm.) high; an Attic terracotta figure of Artemis, seated, holding a fawn to her breast in her left arm, wearing chiton with central stripe and a sakkos in her hair, with feet on a footstool, remains of white slip decoration, repaired neck, 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high; another similar, seated on winged throne, wearing himation draped over her head, holding a bird(?) on her lap, remains of red painted decoration, 5 in. (13.3 cm.) high; two Rhodian seated female figures, with hands on their knees, 3.5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high av., all early 5th Century B.C. a similar figure wearing a high polos, hands on knees, 6 in. (17.2 cm.) high; and another wearing himation covering her head and hanging in folds from the knees, 5.3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high, both late 6th Century B.C. (7)
Item six: a handwritten accompanying collection label reads: "Bought Sotheby 13/6/44, lot 144 ... found at the Island Volcano, one of the Lipari Island[s] which Mr James Stevenson bought about 1840." See also lot 297 which has a similar label.
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Item two: cf. R. A. Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas, I, The British Museum, London, p. 177, no. 662, pl. 86, for similar.
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