Hellenistic Terracotta Group with two Girls and a Child

Culture: Greek/Myrina
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 17.1 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2497
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: Some wear at the right bottom of the pedestal, otherwise intact.
Description: Exceptionally lovely terracotta group of two girls and a child on a high rounded base decorated with transverse grooves. The youthful girls in a heartfelt embrace, the heads nestled to each other. The left girl is without clothes, except for a himation around her hips, standing with her weight on the left leg and the right one slightly stretched forward, while her bare foot peeking from her gown. She wears a round cap over the thick curly hair and places her right arm around the shoulder of her friend. The latter one stands straight with her weight on the left leg, the right one bent backwards and looking at the viewer. She holds with her left hand the cascading himation of the left girl. She herself wears a long gown and also a round cap over her curly hair. As seen from the viewer to the left stands a small child in a short tunic with pulled up hair holding an object with the right hand, possibly a lantern. With abundantly preserved original color. In the front an old collection label with the number 88, on the back a sticker with the number 64. Possibly from Myrina. With a TL test of 23 October 2021 confirming the date of the terracotta group.