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Greek Hellenistic Tanagra Female Bust

Antiquities - Greek


LOT 1582

Estimate
GBP (£) 45 - 65
EUR (€) 52 - 75
USD ($) 56 - 81

Opening Bid: £45 (EUR 52; USD 56)
GREEK HELLENISTIC TANAGRA FEMALE BUST
Late 4th-3rd century BC

A terracotta bust of a young female with hair drawn back in 'melon'-type hairstyle and chignon at rear, disc earrings; head slightly tilted to the left; traces of red pigment. 24 grams, 41mm (1 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Ex V.C. Vecchi and Sons Ltd., Great Smith Street, London, 1971-1985.

Footnotes
Terracotta figures were produced in great numbers at the site of Tanagra in Boeotia from about 330 BC. From about 200 BC their popularity increased and they were made at other sites in the Greek speaking, world such as in Asia Minor. They are mostly found in tombs and it is believed that they represent members of the deceased family who would accompany the soul to the afterlife.

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
Antiquities & Coins

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