Boeotian Terracotta Figur of a Goddess

Culture: Greek/Boeotian
Period: Mid 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 17.4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2222
Provenance: From the famous Swiss antiquities collection of Hans Erlenmeyer (1900-1967). Auctioned off at Sotheby’s London on 9 July 1990, lot 30. Thence Italian private collection. Again auctioned off at Pandolfini on 27 October 2009, lot 238. With Italian export papers!
Condition: An old chip on the foot, otherwise intact.
Description: Handmade, stylized figure of a standing goddess with natural features and long hair, cascading on her shoulders in the front. From the flat, board-shaped body two stump arms are emerging sideways. The goddess, possibly Demeter or her daughter Persephone, wears an abundantly decorated dress, on the upper body with a grid pattern, from the hips on adorned with horizontal wavy bands in red color. In between two thick horizontal strokes. The foot broadens to a base.