Hellenistic Terracotta Couple in an Intimate Embrace

Culture: Greek
Period: 3rd-2nd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 10 cm x 11.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2433
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in the family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Graceful Hellenistic terracotta statuette of a couple lying in bed holding each other tightly. The man rests on his left elbow and embraces with his right arm the woman who lies on top of him. The woman snuggles her cheek on the man’s one, she lies on her belly. The blanket slipped down exposing her back and part of her buttock. Both wear a head cover over the thick, curly hair. The high bed with a headrest and small stairs on the side. With beautiful white, pink and blue color remains. Possibly from Canosa. With an old collection number 10-85 on the base.