Ancient Roman Terracotta statuette of a shepherd and his donkey - 1st / 2nd century AD - rare iconography! - 12.5×6.3×4.5 cm

Description
Ancient Roman Terracotta statuette of a shepherd and his donkey - 1st / 2nd century AD - rare iconography! - 12.5×6.3×4.5 cm
1er / 2ème siècle après J.-C. - Italy

TERRACOTTA SET COMPOSED OF A SHEPHERD AND HIS DONKEY
Elegant Roman terracotta statuette of a young shepherd. He is shown wearing a short tunic falling above the knee. He is carrying a waist bag. Her long curly hair falls on his shoulders.
He is shown from the front, his head slightly tilted and his chest leaning back, resting on his donkey. The donkey stands upright, on the side, head turned to the left.
This set depicts a natural scene of everyday life.
The sculpture is modelled in relief. The lines are fine, the details are precise. The young shepherd's face is expressive.
Roman Empire, Western Mediterranean, around the 2nd century A.D.
Height 12.5 cm - width 6.3 cm - Beige terracotta. In perfectly preserved condition - no restorations

Information regarding the origin:
Acquired on October 30, 2019 in France, from: CM Auction, No. 102
Origin: Famous collection - Joseph Altounian (1890-1954) - many works that are now in the greatest museums of the world passed through his hands.

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Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Terracotta
Object
statuette of a shepherd and his donkey - 1st / 2nd century AD - rare iconography!
Dimensions
12.5×6.3×4.5 cm
Century/ Timeframe
1er / 2ème siècle après J.-C.
Origin
Italy
Condition
Perfect condition, see photo
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