Large Female Votive Statue

Culture: Phoenician
Period: Early 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 36.4 cm high
Price: 14 000 Euro
Ref: 6155
Provenance: Pierre Bergé & Associes, 21st May 2014, lot 128. Prior London art market since the 1990s. Prior in a Swiss private collection.
Condition: Broken at the neck and professionally restored, otherwise intact.
Description: Large, hollowly worked terracotta statue depicting a stylized female votive bearer. The face with a prominent nose, pierced eyes, possibly once with inlays, as well as a slightly open mouth with thick lips. The ears protruding and not pierced. The hair pulled up to a striking bun and cascading behind the shoulders in thick curls into the neck. The worshipper wears a broad necklace and jewellery on her upper and lower arms. Her arms are resting on her chest and possibly holding a small offering. The rest of the body is highly stylized and cylindrical. The circular base ring is multiple times profiled and set off. Kind of a belt around the centre of the body. From the region of present Levante. Accompanied by a TL test of 1 July 2015 confirming the age of the statue.