Large Hellenistic clay figurine of a standing woman

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Object: Figurine of a standing woman

Material: Red clay

Date: 4th - 3rd century B.C.
Hellenistic period

Description:    Hollow-molded figure depicting a woman standing atop an integral rectangular plinth. She stands with her left leg extended and her right leg bent, with a large himation flowing across her slender body. She wears an elaborate beaded necklace above her bosom and a tight, bead-adorned choker around her neck. Her facial features are delicately worked, with almond eyes, a slender nose, thin lips, and nicely-contoured cheeks, all framed with centrally-parted bangs beneath a large veil.

Size: Height 217 mm, width 69 mm.

Condition: Very good condition, only minimal wear. Minor nicks to base, body, and head, with fading to some finer features. Light encrustations within interior.

Provenance: Acquired 2020 from a US auction house. Ex US private collection Davis (Houston, Texas). Ex-Bonhams (London, Knightsbridge Antiquities Auction, May 8, 2013, part of lot 154). Ex Joseph Klein collection, New York, USA, formed between 1941 and 1980, thence by descent.

Joseph Klein
The Klein family, originally from Warsaw but living in Paris since quite some time, was among the last refugees who left from Europe to the United States aboard the SS Excalibur before the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the USA, the Klein's settled in New York City, where they re-established their family luxury leather goods business which was already flourishing in Paris at 32 Union Square.
Already in the 1940s Joseph Klein began to build his collection. His broad range of interest covered both ancient East and West, thus including in his collection selected specimen from ancient China, Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as artefacts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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