Rhodian Terracotta Alabastron in Form of a Kore with a Bird

Culture: Greek/Rhodian
Period: around 550 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 24.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2578
Provenance: From the private collection of the chemist Prof. Hans Dahn (1919-2019), Switzerland. Acquired on 4 January 1957 from Platt in Paris and registered with the number 170 in the collection. With a copy of the handwritten inventory list and a handwritten collection card.
Condition: Minor, hardly visibly restorations on the corpus, otherwise intact.
Description: Large terracotta alabastron from Rhode in form of a kore holding a bird in her right hand in front of her chest. The elongated face with archaic features, the large ears protruding from the long hair, with two large strands cascading in front over the shoulders. The elongated alabastron is worked out from two forms and has a rounded base and at the top a horizontal spout with a thickened rim. See for the type the alabastron in the Louvre Museum in Paris with the collection number Cp 4673, as well as Bonhams auction London on 5 October 2011, lot 278. Mounted.