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Greek Hellenistic Pottery Statuette of a Grotesque Lot 27A Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 5

$550.00 2 Bids Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263787038892 LOT 27ASeller's Estimate: USD 1,200 - 1,700 Ancient Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. A fine mold-made pottery figure seated upon an integral rectangular platform. The man displays a markedly aged appearance, his back hunched forward and his right arm grasping the corner of his seat as if to support his frail stature. A long chiton with two fasteners drapes across his shoulders and slender torso, and his left arm is holding up part of his skirt which would otherwise drag on the ground. The molded and separately-attached head displays a series of fine wrinkles, prominent cheek bones and recessed cheeks, a bulbous nose, sunken and downturned eyes, and furrowed brows in a characteristically-Hellenistic "grotesque" manner. Traces of faded maroon, peach, pink, grey, and black pigmentation are visible and suggest this figure was adorned with vibrant pigments in ancient times. Size: 2.625" W x 4.8" H (6.7 cm x 12.2 cm). The designation of a figure as a "grotesque" does not denote a revolting or otherwise off-putting presentation but rather one of life-like accuracy. An artist would create grotesque figures to display a heightened sense of realism, sculpting and illustrating features in a lucid manner rather than stylizing the features to make them appear pleasing to the eye. For example, such grotesque features on this statuette include the wrinkled and aged visage, the feeble posture with a bent back, the downturned look of melancholy in his eyes, and the saggy nature of his robes. Though some artists used the maladies and deformations of others to create exaggerated caricatures, others used such negatively-perceived aspects of certain individuals as a means of expressing them in a true-to-life approach. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #136179 Condition Report: Head, neck, and portions of both feet reattached with some light overpainting, resurfacing, and adhesive residue along break lines. Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, small nicks to feet, base, body, arms, and head, with fading to some finer details, and losses and fading to most areas of pigmentation. Nice earthen deposits and encrustations throughout. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Ancient / Ethnographic / Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 05, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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