London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
AN OLD BABYLONIAN TERRACOTTA SEATED PLAQUE
CIRCA 1900-1750 B.C.
Moulded with a seated female figure wearing long tiered fringed robe, her left hand to her breast, in her other hand she holds an animal-headed staff, wearing pendant earrings and flattened headdress, two leg supports at rear, repaired
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately