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Greek Hellenistic Terracotta Female Statuette w/ TL Lot 23 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799541171 LOT 23Seller's Estimate: USD 1,400 - 2,000 Ancient Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. 3rd century BCE. A tall mold-formed terracotta figure of a young woman, nude aside from a laurel-lined diadem worn above her brow. The woman stands atop an integral rectangular plinth with legs held closely together, with ample hips, a defined posterior, a slender waist, and perky breasts defining her feminine presentation. Her sensitive visage is composed of a miniscule nose, thin lips, petite ears with hanging earrings, and almond-shaped eyes, all set beneath a parted coiffure with a long plait running down her back. A graceful example of high-quality craftsmanship from Hellenistic Greece! Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 1.625" W x 6.75" H (4.1 cm x 17.1 cm); 7.375" H (18.7 cm) on included custom stand. During the Hellenistic Period, Greeks had access knowledge about the past through institutions like the Library of Alexandria, creating a sense of history and connection to the Greeks who had come before them. Prominent Hellenistic art collectors commissioned pieces based on public statues from the earlier Classical Period, and smaller, more available art forms like this sculpture echoed the naturalistic, detailed classical style. Terracotta figures like this one have been found in private dwellings where they may have been part of a shrine or had a religious purpose. Others decorate tombs and sanctuaries, with some graves having up to a dozen of these statuettes. Perhaps they represented mourners, dressed in finery to attend a funeral, or possibly deities intended to protect the deceased through their journey into the afterlife. This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase. This figure hammered for GBP 1,375 ($1,811) in Bonhams, London, Knightsbridge Antiquities Auction (May 8, 2013, lot 55): https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20667/lot/55/?category=results&length=90&page=1 Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection; ex-Bonhams, London, Knightsbridge Antiquities Auction, May 8, 2013, lot 55; ex-private UK collection, acquired on the London art market in the 1980s 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. #132839 Condition Report: Restoration to feet and integral plinth. Possible repair to head at neckline with resurfacing and overpainting along break line. Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, fading to finer features on face and body, losses to both arms, with small chips to plinth, feet, face, and head, and fading to surface pigmentation. Scattered areas of mineral deposits, and light earthen deposits throughout. Drilled through bottom of plinth for suspension on old display stand. 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.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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