11 June 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE PLAISANT JOZEF NESTOR COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF HATHOR
Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C.
The fleshy nude figure standing with her feet together on a small rectangular integral base, her arms alongside the body and pressed against the thighs, her palms open, her center-parted hair falling in cork screw locks to her shoulders, wearing an elaborate floral crown filled with fruit
17¾ in. (45.1 cm) high
French Collection, acquired in 1978
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