Hellenistic Cypriot Terracotta Statuette

Culture: Cypriot
Period: 2nd-1st century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 13.3 cm high
Price: 1 200 Euro
Ref: 2342
Provenance: French private collection Joseph Altounian (1890-1954). Since then in a family estate. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: Formed from a mould terracotta statuette of a standing woman in a long chiton with a himation thrown over the shoulder. She has her left hand placed against her hip. The right arm hangs down sideways along the body, the hand holds an end of the coat. The woman wears a thickly breaded head dress, her hair is pulled back to a bun. The statuette stands on a round plinth. On the back a label with an old collection label. Another collection number is written with a pencil on the base. Possibly from Kythrea. Compare for the round base, the hair dress and the gown the statuette from the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the accession number 74.51.16.96. Accompanied by a TL test dating 8 August 2019 confirming the age of the statuette.