Hellenistic Terracotta Statuette of a Woman from Tarentum

Culture: Greek/Tarentum
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 25 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2233
Provenance: Portuguese private collection D.A., Madeira, acquired prior to 1990. Finally in the private collection of E. W., Vienna, Austria. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Except for some small stress cracks on the surface of the right shoulder intact and of excellent quality.
Description: A charming terracotta figure of a standing woman with particularly fine features from Tarentum, Apulia. The right foot stretched out as the pivot leg, the left free leg slightly bent. She wears a finely ribbed, floor-length chiton, knotted under her chest. A coat, which is thrown over her left breast, and also covering her hip, is held with her left hand on waist level. The right hand is bent stretched forward. Under a diadem her hair is pulled back into a bow in four thick, braided strands. Two broad plaits cascading to her shoulders in the back. Accompanied by a TL test dated 29 July 2015. Mounted.