Large greek terracotta bust of a woman
Delicate work of art, very nicely preserved. From a Munich private collection in which it was acquired around 1976. Coming with an Art Loss certificate.
Female bust with stephane (a crown type used in Ancient Greece)
About 4th century BC
Western Greece, Late Classic
Large hollow female bust, delicate work of art. Long face with long nose and protruding eyes. Voluminous hair falling to both sides of the face in thick strands. The woman is wearing a stephane. An opening on the back side of the figure probably could be used to hang or attach it.
Height 21.6 cm, width 22 cm, depth 7 cm.
Professionally restored from several fragments, more than 90% of the original substance is preserved.
Compare R.A. Higgins, Greek Terracottas (London 1967) plate 40E (there a sitting woman)
Acquired 2018 in a traditional Munich auction house, ex Munich private collection, acquired in this around 1976.
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