16 June 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PARTHIAN GLAZED POTTERY RELIEF
CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Likely from a "slipper" coffin, molded with the figure of a goddess, depicted nude, standing with her right arm crossing her body and covering her left breast, her left arm resting along her left hip, with a long oval face, her elaborate coiffure thick at the sides of her face, surmounted by a diadem, adorned with earrings and a necklace
12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1985.
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For a "slipper" coffin with similar figures as decorative elements see pl. 180D in Pope, ed., A Survey of Persian Art, vol. VII.
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