Greek Terracotta Head, Young Woman

Greek Terracotta Head, Young Woman
Western Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd/2nd century BC

Hellenistic head of a young woman with an oval face, eyes with heavy lids, a fine nose and soft lips.
The hair is combed into groups of strands and surrounded by a floral wreath with a flower in the middle and a preserved ivy leaf on the side.
The head is slightly turned to woman’s left. Much use of the modeling tool.
Remains of white pigment for the female skin, red pigment on the cap that gathers the hairdo behind.

Size: H. 3.8 cm, H. with stand 5.5 cm
Material: Terracotta
Culture: Western Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd/2nd century BC
Condition: Charming style. Broken at the neck level. Remains of the original polychromy.

Provenance: Swiss private collection, acquired in the Swiss art market 1994-2002. Thence art market Zurich, December 2019 sale.
Provenance data to the buyer.

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Offered lots legally acquired, due diligence conducted to ensure the stated provenance. Related documents seen by Catawiki.

Worldwide shipping with registered priority mail. No export permit needed to ship from Switzerland.

Import taxes for buyers in the countries of the European Union – reduced customs duties of 5% in the United Kingdom – no fees in the United States and in Switzerland.
Italia: Importazione soggetta all’IVA – sdoganamento molto lento – consegna postale lentissima.

Lot details
Head, Young Woman
Century/ Timeframe
Western Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd/2nd century BC
Intact, fine
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