Etruscan bronze figurine of a woman with patera

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AR2282
Perfectly preserved, with nice patina. From an old German private collection, acquired 1978 in London at Davies Antiques Gallery.
Object:       Votive figurine of a woman with patera

Material: Bronze

Date: About 4th - 2nd century BC
Etruscan

Description:    Figurine of a standing woman, holding a patera in her extended right hand and wearing a hat or diadem over the thoroughly dressed hair, a chiton and a tight himation.
Votive figurines from this group are sometimes identified as Hera, see the reference below for a compilation of literature discussing these figurines.

Size: Height 81 mm with and 46 mm without base.

Condition: Lower part of the figurine missing, left arm either not modeled or missing. Otherwise very well preserved with great patina. Mounted on a modern base, sticker "60A CPEOO £150 ETRUSC" from Davies Antiques.

Reference: M. Comstock & C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan & Roman Bronzes in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston 1971) Nr. 212, with further references therein

Provenance: Acquired 2017 from the German private collection M. Voos, inherited in this from the German private collection H. Herbst. Acquired for the Herbst collection in 1978 in London at Davies Antiques Gallery.

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