12 x Nr. Eastern and Classical pottery items
Lot 99*
A group of twelve Ancient Near Eastern and Classical terracotta items 12
£600 - 900
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
Auction Details
Lot Details
A group of twelve Ancient Near Eastern and Classical terracotta items
Circa 2nd Millennium - 2nd Century B.C.
Including two Syrian votive idol figures with stylised faces including large ears and applied eyes, 4 7/8in (12.4cm) highest; a small Anatolian zoomorphic vase with rounded base, 3in (7.7cm) high; a Boeotian 'Pappas' figure with outstretched arms and a beak-like face,4½in (11.4cm) high; a Boeotian votive figure with a flat body, the arms held out, 7in (17.8cm) high; an Archaic Greek female head with high headdress, 3½in (8.9cm) high, with a lead export tag; a Greek female bust wearing a pointed headdress, a wreath, and disc-shaped earrings, 3½in (8.9cm) high mounted, with a lead export tag; a fragmentary seated draped figure, 3in (7.5cm) high; and four others, 9in (22.9cm) highest; some with repair and restoration (12)

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  • Provenance:
    The Anatolian vase was acquired from Sotheby's London, May 13th, 1980, lot 241; the Boeotian figures are both ex Dean Collection, Melbourne and acquired in 1990; the Archaic Greek female head is ex Hamilton Collection, acquired in 1991; the seated fragmentary figure is ex Adelmo Collection, acquired in 1981.
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