Terracotta Group of Telesphorus with Child

Culture: Greek/Paeonia
Period: 2nd-1st century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2339
Provenance: French private collection Charles-Louis Frossard (1827-1902). By descent to his daughter Emilie Isabelle Frossard (1854-1921). Thence by descent to Henry Schloesing (1879-1958) who sold it in 1928 to Joseph Altounian (1890-1954). Since then in a family estate. Accompanied by a copy of an old collection photograph from the Frossard estate and a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: A terracota group made of light clay formed from a mold and depicting the healing god Telesphorus, a son of Asclepius. Telesphorus is typically represented with the Celtic hooded coat cucullus. Next to him is a child in a long robe, who is probably holding a toy in his hand. Telesphorus in a slightly bent position seems to put his arm around the child. The two figures standing on a rectangular plinth, which is decorated with a red line. With beautiful polychrome color remains. On the back an old collection label. Possibly from Stobi, which is located in present North Macedonia. Accompanied by a TL test dated 8 August 2019, which confirms the age of the statuette.