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Auction: Antiquities
was auctioned on: 8 June 2012
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A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN

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Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000
Price realised:  US$134,500
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A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN
TANAGRA, HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN TANAGRA, HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C. Depicted seated, fully enveloped in a heavy wool himation over a floor-length pleated, crinkly chiton, the voluminous himation draped across her legs with thick overlapping folds, tucked under her right leg, pulled up over her back and covering her head as a veil, with folds framing her face, her right arm and hand completely swathed, bent at the elbow, the overlapping ends twisting over her left forearm, seated on an uneven rock, open at the back, her right leg extended forward, with the front of her foot emerging from beneath the hem, her left leg tucked back, her head turned to her right, her gaze downturned, her oval face with idealizing features including large lidded eyes, a straight nose, full lips and a pointed chin, preserving traces of white slip and some pigment, with red for the lips, black for her pupils and brows, pink on her face and chiton 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Antiquities
Date of the auction: 8 Jun 2012
Address: Christie's
8 June 2012, New York, Rockefeller Center