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Greek Terracotta Standing Figure
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Description
Early 3rd century B.C. A terracotta figure modelled in the round, standing, wearing full length robes held by one hand at the chest, one shoe emerging from beneath the hem, hair tied back and held in a chignon at the nape, naturalistic facial detailing; hole to reverse; hollow-formed. Cf. Capano, A., 'Il culto di Demetra nella Lucania antica,' in Basilicata Regione. Notizie, 2017, pp.128-151, fig.22, votive statuette from Grumentum hoard. 212 grams, 19 cm high (7 1/2 in."). Belgian collection, circa 1980. Property of a London businessman. Accompanied by a positive thermoluminescence report no.N122b49 issued by Oxford Authentication. In South-Italian typology of terracotta statuettes, more typological variety occurs in the standing female figurines, all dressed in elaborately draped robes and cloaks. No lesser is the variety of attitudes and hairstyles, relating to a range of small Magno-Greek and Sicilian coroplasts of the Hellenistic age.
Condition
Fine condition.
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Greek Terracotta Standing Figure

Estimate £600 - £800
May 24, 2022
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Starting Price £550
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0081: Greek Terracotta Standing Figure

Sold for £850
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Est. £600 - £800Starting Price £550
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 1
May 24, 2022 4:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0081 Details

Description
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Early 3rd century B.C. A terracotta figure modelled in the round, standing, wearing full length robes held by one hand at the chest, one shoe emerging from beneath the hem, hair tied back and held in a chignon at the nape, naturalistic facial detailing; hole to reverse; hollow-formed. Cf. Capano, A., 'Il culto di Demetra nella Lucania antica,' in Basilicata Regione. Notizie, 2017, pp.128-151, fig.22, votive statuette from Grumentum hoard. 212 grams, 19 cm high (7 1/2 in."). Belgian collection, circa 1980. Property of a London businessman. Accompanied by a positive thermoluminescence report no.N122b49 issued by Oxford Authentication. In South-Italian typology of terracotta statuettes, more typological variety occurs in the standing female figurines, all dressed in elaborately draped robes and cloaks. No lesser is the variety of attitudes and hairstyles, relating to a range of small Magno-Greek and Sicilian coroplasts of the Hellenistic age.
Condition
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Fine condition.

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