Hellenistic Terracotta Statuette of Aphrodite

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 27.7 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2337
Provenance: French private collection Charles-Louis Frossard (1827-1902). Through inheritance to daughter Emilie Isabelle Frossard (1854-1921). Thence through inheritance to Henry Schloesing (1879-1958) who sold it in 1928 to Joseph Altounian (1890-1954). Since then in a family estate. Accompanied by a copy of an old collection photograph from the Frossard estate and a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Restoration on the hip, where a glued area is visible in the venting hole at the back. The originally separately worked out head possibly reattached. Small cracks on the right arm. In total a large statuette of fine quality.
Description: Magnificent terracotta statuette of Aphrodite standing on a rectangular plinth. The goddess rests with the weight on the right leg against a pillar. The left leg crossed zestfully around the supporting leg. Aphrodite is undressed, she is holding with the left supported hand a mantle, which falls over the back of the hips and folds down between the legs. The right arm is placed on the pelvis turned cheekily outwards. She wears a floral diadem on her head, her hair is pulled back to a round bun. With abundant color remains. Possibly from Myrina. An old collection sticker at the bottom.