Tanagra Figure of a Seated Woman

Culture: Greek
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 15.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2223
Provenance: Collection Gustav Jurié von Lavandal (1841-1924), founder of the Rudolfinerhauses in Vienna. Thence in the family estate.
Condition: Figure intact, a part of the plinth is missing.
Description: Very elegant, and in this form rare Tanagra figure of a woman sitting on a rock. She wears over her floor-length chiton a himation, thrown over her shoulder with verve. Both arms are thickly wrapped, with her left hand, resting on her leap, she holds the end of the coat, with her stretched out right hand she holds on the rock. The left leg is slightly stretched forward, the foot peeking out from the hem of the chiton. The right leg is bent and covered under the robe. The head of the woman is slightly turned to the right, her gaze melancholically lowered. The slender face with delicate features, nose, chin and mouth are finely highlighted. The hair is parted in the centre and pulled back in thick strands into a chignon. Abundant color remains in the hair, face and gown.