Hellenistic Terracotta Figure of a Boy Riding on a Goose

Culture: Greek
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12.5 cm high
Price: 1 800 Euro
Ref: 2435
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in the family estate.
Condition: The top of the hat missing, the left arm possibly professionally reattached.
Description: Intentive terracotta statuette of a boy riding a goose with his legs apart. The boy wears a noticeably high hat with a broad brim. He holds the water bird with both arms on its head. His curly hair cascades on his forehead and halfway along his temples. See for the depiction the similar statuette in the archaeological museum in Chalcis. On the back an old collection label with the inscription 223.