Iberian Bronze Statuette of an Offering Bearer with a Long Tunic

Culture: Celtic/Iberian
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5206
Provenance: French private collection G., acquired in the 1990s.
Condition: With a beautiful olive-green patina. Lower arms are broken since ancient times, some very small corrosion holes.
Description: Very elegant solid bronze statuette of an offering bearer. The slender woman wears a long tunic with a V-neck which ends in a bell shape at the bottom and from which only her feet are sticking out. The gown is tied tightly by a broad, smooth belt in the middle of the body and accentuates the female figure. The face is finely modelled, the nose long and straight. The mouth with luscious lips is slightly open. The woman wears a high headgear (mitra), which is flat at the back. Under the mitra hair and ears are protruding. The today missing lower arms were bent forward and once held offerings. See for the type “Die Iberer”, Bonn 1997, page 346, numbers 301 bis 303. Mounted.