12 December 2002
This lot is offered without a reserve
THREE SYRIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURES
Circa Early 1st Millennium B.C.
Each highly stylized, including two with a triangular face and oversized eyes and nose, the ears rendered as deep holes, holding both hands up to the sides of their faces, with long tubular bodies flaring to the front as feet; and a kneeling figure with applied eyes, navel, nipples and genitalia, his arms raised to the sides of its head, the hair a series of vertical grooves, the long tubular body with folded legs
7½ in. (19.1 cm) high for the largest (3)
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