Hellenistic Terracotta Statuette of a Youth Sitting on a Rock

Culture: Greek
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 13 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2504
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in a family estate. With a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Missing parts on the plinth. As seen from the viewer the left corner of the plinth is broken off, the right one reattached. The figure is intact.
Description: Terracotta statuette of a youth seated on a rock with wonderfully preserved colouring. The youth only has a cloak thrown over, closed on the shoulder with a fibula. Otherwise he is unclothed, belly, legs and his private part are uncovered. He has his right leg raised on a ledge, his right hand covered in the cloak rests on the thigh. The left hand, also covered in the cloak, hangs alongside the body. His head is slightly bent, and he seems to be lost in thoughts. His thick, messy red hair covers the face and reaches on the back to the cloak. Possibly from a workshop in Tanagra. With an old collection label on the back.