Tanagra Statuette of a Mother with Child

Culture: Greek
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 13.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2498
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: Intact
Description: Hellenistic terracotta statuette from a workshop in Tanagra depicting a mother with her child in her arm. She stands on a high square base and wears a long peplos with a cover where only the toes are peeking out, as well as a tiara over her thick hair parted in the middle. With her right hand she holds a pan flute to her mouth playing music for her child. The child sits on the left arm of the mother almost on shoulder height and has the head, which is covered by a veil, lowered. The arms are placed in the lap, almost listening to the mother. With beautiful color remains. A touching depiction. With a TL test of 23 October 2021 confirming the age of the statuette.