Iberian Bronze Votive Figure of a Prayer

Culture: Celtic/Iberian
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5237
Provenance: Private collection Jean Deriat (1922-2016), Paris. Acquired in the gallery Bresset et fils in Paris on 7 October 1967. With the original certificate. Thence in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Stylized solid bronze figure of a praying woman from a sanctuary of the Iberian Celts, possibly from Jaén. The woman wears a figure-hugging gown and her arms are placed in front of her chest. She has a high, on top rounded mitra on her head. The face is dominated by a pointy nose. On the flat back the bent upper arms are accentuated. See for the type the statuette in the Musée des Antiquités Nationales in Saint-Germain-en-Laye with the inventory number 77876.307, published in: “Die Iberer”, Bonn 1997, page 351, number 320. Mounted.