Tanagra Statuette of a Woman

Culture: Greek
Period: 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 19.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2499
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in a family estate. With a TL test and a French antiquities passport.
Condition: The plinth reattached, the statuette itself, except for fine cracks in the lower area, intact.
Description: Magnificent terracotta statuette of a woman from a workshop in Tanagra. The woman stands on a rectangular plinth, the weight on the left leg, the right one slightly turned outwards. She wears a chiton as an under gown, whose regularly cascading pleats present a charming contrast to the himation which is wrapped around the body and head. The right hand is wrapped around the cloak on chest level. With her left hand she pulls up the robe at hip height so that the end of the cloak cascades to the side. She is gazing to the left, her head is slightly tilted to the right. Her hair is parted in the middle under the cloak pulled over her head. In the face remains of red and red-brown paint. On the plinth an old collection label with the number 112. With a TL test of 23 October 2021 confirming the age of the statuette.