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Greek Tanagra Terracotta Statue of a Woman Lot 31 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263828050909 LOT 31Seller's Estimate: USD 2,200 - 3,300 Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. early 3rd century BCE. A beautiful, hollow mold-formed terracotta standing votive figure depicting a young woman with her weight on her right leg, wearing a chiton and himation arranged to cover everything except one foot, one hand, and her neck line. Her peaceful countenance displays almond-shaped eyes, a petite nose, full lips, and slender cheeks, all presented below a centrally-parted coiffure and a simple hair net. The statue has a primarily dark-brown coloration, though remnants of original white pigment are visible in the recesses of her vestments. Size: 3.125" W x 9.375" H (7.9 cm x 23.8 cm). 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 - in Tanagra, the site that this style of figure is named for, some graves have up to a dozen of these statuettes. Perhaps they represented mourners, dressed in finery to attend a funeral. Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection; ex-Bonham's London Antiquities Auction, 8 May, 2013, part of lot 157; ex-Joseph Klein collection, formed in New York, New York, USA between 1941 and 1980, thence by descent 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. #132935 Condition Report: Statue repaired from multiple pieces, specifically the verso, head, and along central mold line, with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Age-commensurate surface wear, fading to some facial details, small chips and nicks to base, body, and head, with some discoloration, otherwise very good. Nice earthen deposits and visible pigmentation remnants within recessed areas. 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.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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