Hellenistic Tanagra Statuette of a Seated Girl with a Ball

Culture: Greek
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2502
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in a family estate. With a TL test and a French antiquities passport.
Condition: The head is reattached. One back corner of the plinth broken since ancient times, overall, very well preserved with a strong expression.
Description: A touching, sculptural terracotta statuette from Tanagra depicting a girl seated on an altar lost in thoughts. The girl wears a short tunic which falls over her left shoulder, as well as a large, round sun hat with a pointy centre. She has long, curly, reddish colored hair, which reaches on the back to her nape. She is gazing downwards. Possibly she is looking at the ball which is next to her in the corner of the altar. Her face has friendly, melancholic features, a hint of a smile is recognizable. The statuette stands on a belonging, square plinth. With a TL test of 23 October 2021 confirming the age of the statuette.