Ancient Greek Daedalic Style Relief Terracotta Woman With Child And Bird Tablet

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Seller: the.marcel.gibrat.collection (1,197) 100%, Location: Asheville, North Carolina, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303455506451 Item Type: Greek Daedalic Style Terracotta Relief Tablet Depicting a Woman with a Child and a Bird Item Professionally Assessed: No Auction Estimate: -- Item Description: A light coloured terracotta tablet molded in low relief in Daedalic style depicting the standing figure of a woman, supporting with her left forearm a child, with the other a bird. The folds of the dress have been carved out and there are losses to the bottom of the tablet. Not ancient but an interesting replica. Item Size: 6.5 inches tall Country or Region: Greece Item Age: Unknown Modern Provenance: Ex Marcel Gibrat Collection purchased between 1965 and 1991 Authentication performed: Yes Visual Inspection: Failed Tactile Inspection: -- Olfactory Inspection: Failed Aural Inspection: Failed (ping test) Microscopic Inspection: -- Chemical Testing: -- Certainty of Authenticity: Not ancient For more info do a search for "The Marcel Gibrat Collection" including the quote marks. Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. I’m Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcel’s extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I have grown up around art and antiquities my entire life and am a student of history and ancient cultures. I worked with Marcel summers and in college. I have sold over 1000 items from his collection on eBay since 2003 with a 100% positive rating. Satisfaction guaranteed and returns accepted. Marcel began purchasing antiquities, tribal art, Asian art and European art beginning in the early to mid 1960s and many of the pieces in the collection were purchased at this time. He collected, restored, bought and sold high quality items for the better part of three decades, before falling ill and being unable to work in 1992. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. He started buying these items nearly sixty years ago when some of them were no doubt already quite old. He believed some to be from the 19th, 18th or even 17th century, and some of the items deemed important have in fact been sold for high ticket values at auction. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary ( a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: Pottery

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