Marble Statue of a Ptolemaic Princess

Culture: Ptolemaic
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 37.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1348
Provenance: French private collection Paul-Jacques Fouchet (1913-2008), acquired prior to 1960. With a handwritten provenance confirmation by the daughter. Auctioned at Ader Nordman, Paris, on 27 November 2018, lot 5. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport. Last in an Austrian private collection.
Condition: Right arm missing, the hand on the hip still preserved. Left arm also broken. Otherwise only some minor wear and of a strong expression.
Description: Marble statue of a young woman in a long chiton tied under her right shoulder. She has thrown a himation over her left shoulder. The young woman is standing with her weight on her right leg and has slightly bent her left free leg. Her right hand is placed on her hip. The striking hairstyle with so-called Libyan corkscrew curls that frame her face identify her as a high-ranking personality, probably a princess. The back is only roughly worked, which is why the statue was placed in a niche in ancient times. Mounted on an old wood base.