Boeotian Pappades Idol

Culture: Greek/Boeotian
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2320
Provenance: Collection Professor E. Hampl, Switzerland. From there acquired by Dr. Anton Pestalozzi (1915-2007), Zurich, Switzerland.
Condition: The figure is professionally reassembled from three pieces without any missing parts.
Description: Handmade idol with a flat body, towards the bottom becoming an oval base ring and towards the top a cylindrical neck, finishing to a head with a long, pointy nose. The figure wears a small polos on the head, one long thick strand cascades on the back along the overlong neck. The arms are formed as slightly anterograded stubs. The still beautifully preserved brown-red paint depicts a necklace, a jagged chest strap and two long vertical lines dividing the upper body in two halves and separating it from the legs. These idols possibly depict goddesses (Demeter, Hera?). Due to their headdresses they are also called as Pappades.