Greek seated clay figure of a woman

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Object number
AR2275
Overall in a very good condition. On the front traces of the original white grounding, and on the head traces of the original violet painting are preserved.
Object:       Seated figure of a woman

Material: Red clay

Date: 5th - 4th century BC
Late Greek Classic till early Hellenistic epoch

Description:    Figure of a woman sitting stiffly on a stool, dressed with peplos or chiton. Oval face, long nose. Hair thoroughly dressed over front and ears. The hands rest on the knees. Flat back, hollow inside.

Size: Height 130 mm, width 54 mm, depth 62 mm

Condition: Overall in a very good condition. Head broken and re-attached, otherwise only minor damages and wear. On the front traces of the original white grounding, and on the head traces of the original violet painting are preserved. On the back label "9B CPAJ" from Davies Antiques gallery.

Reference: See R. A. Higgins, Greek Terracottas. London, 1967. Pl. 23f

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 at Davies Antiques Gallery, London, ca. 1976.

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