Hellenistic Terracotta Statuette of a Woman with a Duck from Canosa

Culture: Greek/Canosa
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 30 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2338
Provenance: Old Belgian private collection, thence André Munter Archéologie, Brussels, Belgium. From there acquired on 1 October 2005 by another Belgian collection. Accompanied by an original certificate from André De Munter Archéologie, Brussels, Belgium. On the reverse of the certificate a sticker with a stamp of a court inspection dated 26 June 2009 with the signature of the law clerk F. Coene N.
Condition: Except for small holes on the shoulder and some encrustations intact.
Description: Large terracotta statuette of a woman, standing on a round base. She wears a long chiton cascading to the ground. On top she is covered in a himation, which she wraps around her arms and from which long pleats fall along her left side. She holds in her left hand at waist height a duck, whose head and long neck look out under the himation. The lady stands with her weight on her left leg, the right free leg is slightly bent. Her hair is parted in the centre and pulled back. Two long bows cascading to her nape. She wears a leaf wreath on her head. With beautiful color remains.