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Western Greek Earthenware Protome of Goddess
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**First Time At Auction**

Western Greece, Archaic Greece, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A pottery bust of a woman - probably a goddess - with flowing hair and veil and a realistic and meditative face. The protome is a type of bust made by pressing a thin layer of terracotta into a single mold. Used as adornments on utensils or works of art, they were created in a frontal view form. These were first made in Rhodes, but from the early fifth century BCE onwards they spread throughout Greece. Upon its original creation, this piece would have been painted in layers of bright and vibrant pigments. Size: 3.375" W x 4.25" H (8.6 cm x 10.8 cm); 4.375" H (11.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Swiss collection

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#124198
Condition
Surface wear commensurate with age, minor losses to back, chest, and hair, with mineral and earthen deposits throughout.
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Western Greek Earthenware Protome of Goddess

Estimate $250 - $350
Nov 27, 2017
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Starting Price $125
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0012: Western Greek Earthenware Protome of Goddess

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Est. $250 - $350Starting Price $125
ARTEMIS GALLERY - Cyber Monday Timed Auction
Nov 27, 2017 11:00 AM EST
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Lot 0012 Details

Description
...
**First Time At Auction**

Western Greece, Archaic Greece, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A pottery bust of a woman - probably a goddess - with flowing hair and veil and a realistic and meditative face. The protome is a type of bust made by pressing a thin layer of terracotta into a single mold. Used as adornments on utensils or works of art, they were created in a frontal view form. These were first made in Rhodes, but from the early fifth century BCE onwards they spread throughout Greece. Upon its original creation, this piece would have been painted in layers of bright and vibrant pigments. Size: 3.375" W x 4.25" H (8.6 cm x 10.8 cm); 4.375" H (11.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Swiss collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#124198
Condition
...
Surface wear commensurate with age, minor losses to back, chest, and hair, with mineral and earthen deposits throughout.

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