Greek Terracotta


804   GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME
          V c. B.C. 
Molded head wearing a low stephane headband, decorated with broad ribbons, himation covering her head; large disc earrings. Conspicuous upper and lower lids, lips slightly parted, tip of nose chipped. Mended. H. 3" (7.6 cm).
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274   GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME
         IV c. B.C.
         Attica 
Wearing low stephane in her center parted hair with long tendrils along her neck and large disc earrings; chiton with fine drapery. Her himation goes over her head and across her torso, pulled by left hand. Her right hand holds a bird? Projecting flange in back with perforation for suspension. Black burnished clay. Mended from large fragments
. Height 4.6” (11.7 cm).  
There is no agreement between scholars in their opinions about the identity of this protome: it could be Aphrodite or a syncretic image of Kore-Aphrodite. Dove being Aphrodite’s attribute was adopted by deities of agriculture in Hellenism. See: Ribakov B.A. Archaeology of USSR. Summery of archaeological sources. Terracotta Figures, 1970, table 32, # 7.
Christie’s Antiquities, N.Y., December 1999, lot 447; A.C. Rusyaeva. Antiquity terracotta of Northwest Black Sea ( VI-I cc. B.C.). Kiev, 1982, pg. 54.
 $ 1500

 

 

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270  
GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE
         IV c. B.C. 
A woman standing on rectangular base, holding a child. Elongate proportions of the frontal figure, calm pose with her weight on the left leg, right knee bent; right hand bent and draped in himation, left one holding a child. Chiton with fine drapery; himation is pulled over her head, rising to point, covering most of her figure and back of the child. Height 7.1” (18.0 cm). Mended from large fragments.

See: Ribakov B.A. Archaeology of USSR. Summery of archaeological sources. Terracotta Figures. Part III. Moscow, 1974, table 15, # 1.
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273   GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST
         IV c. B.C.
A goddess depicted nude in a form of half figure with arms deliberately trimmed above elbows. Diademed high set head with hair arranged on the forehead in two bands. Fine, orange clay. One part mould, the back is flat  with large square opening, back of the head remained open. Intact; top part of  diadem is segregated. Height 5.4" (13.7 cm).
There are different scholars opinions on the identity of this particular type: Kore- Persephone or Aphrodite. See: A. A. Peredolskaja Attische Tonfiguren aus einem sudrussischen Grab, Leipzig, 1964, table 3, 2; Olynthus IV, Robinson D. M., 1931. The Terracottas of Olynthus found in 1928. Excavations at Olynthus IV. Baltimore-London-Oxford, pg.55, table 31 #331,332; Same mould: Ribakov B.A. Archaeology of USSR. Summery of archaeological sources. Terracotta Figures. Part IV, Moscow, 1974, table 43, # 2; Ribakov B.A. Archaeology of USSR. Summery of archaeological sources. Terracotta Figures. Part III. Moscow, 1974, table 16, # 2. 
$ 1800

 

 

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799   GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF YOUTH
         III c. B.C. 
         Attica

Molded figure standing on a high plinth, depicted in chiton, himation draped across lower body and left arm. Round crown on the head. Well defined facial features, slight smile and plump face, curly shoulder length hair. Forearms missing, otherwise intact. Remains of white pigment. H. 4.2" (10.7 cm).
$ 1800

 

 

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272   GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE
         III c. B.C. 
A woman depicted frontally in static, symmetrical pose, with her arms stretched along her body, standing on rectangular base. Wearing long chiton with fine drapery, crossed straps over chest. Himation behind her back attached to chiton at shoulders. Hair in waves bound in low flat bun. Top and back of her head in dark red pigment. Height 5.1" (13.0 cm).
Analogies:  Fr. Winter, Die Typen der figurlichen Terrakotten, Berlin- Stuttgard, vol. I, 1903,  fig.79# 3; Fr. Winter, 1903, vol. II, table 74, #1.    
$ 1800

 

 

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549   GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD OF CYBELE
         ASIA MINOR
         III c. B.C. 
Orange to brown clay. Her face is a thin oval shape with small angular chin and high forehead.  Eyebrows are faintly indicated in contrast to prominent upper and lower eyelids. The mouth is full with parted lips. Hair parted in the center and drawn to sides in irregular strands. Heavy globular (spiral?) earrings. Head crowned with a
corona muralis turreted headdress of which upper part is missing. Lower portion of nose restored.  Mounted (removable) on onyx stand.
H.  5'' (12.7 cm)
$ 1900

 

 

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797   GREEK TERRACOTTA GROUP
         III c. B.C. 

Molded figure of a seated female wearing high-girdled chiton over right shoulder, leaving the left exposed, with himation draped over her knees. Face with fine detail, hair parted in the center. A goose in left profile with head resting on her thigh longing for a bunch of grapes in her right hand. Gooses feathers, female's head and drapery refined with steka. Remains of white slip. Restoration on back. H. 3.5" (8.9 cm).
$ 1800

 

 

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52   GREEK TERRACOTTA CASKET
       III c. B.C.
Constructed from six plates with smoothed seems at all corners. Side panels are extended to form legs. Front panel depicting two bull heads between arches. Intact. Root marks, spot of bronze chlorides on inside. Height 4.1” (11.0 cm).
For a similar casket, see Ribakov B.A. Archaeology of USSR. Ancient States of N. Black Sea. Moscow, 1984, table CXXX.
$ 975

 

 

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271   GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST
         II c. B.C.
         ASIA MINOR
Depicted with head slightly tilted to the right, her wavy hair parted and tied at crown in double knot.
 High girded chiton with V-neckline, fine folds under girding. Her arms bare. Height 3.8" (9.6 cm). Remains of white slip. Mended from two fragments.
Analogies: T. Wiegand, H. Schrader, 1904, Priene. Berlin. fig. 430; Fr. Winter, Die Typen der figurlichen Terrakotten, Berlin- Stuttgard,1903, vol. I, table 255, #2, 6.
$ 1800

 

 

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275   GREEK TERRACOTTA MASK OF DIONYSUS
         II c. B.C.
Bearded god wearing a stephane; headband ribbons hanging down on either side. His hair and long, wide beard depicted as grapes. Height 5.0” (12.7 cm). Restored from several large fragments.

See: Ribakov B.A. Archaeology of USSR. Summery of archaeological sources. Terracotta Figures. Moscow, 1970, table 44, # 5. Analogies: A. Laumonier. Les figurines de terre cuite. Exploration archeologique de Delos faite par l’Ecole francaise d’Athenes, vol. 23, 1956, table 34, 315.
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815   GREEK TERRACOTTA FRAGMENT
         II c. B.C.
Fragment of a large terracotta group of Aphrodite and Eros. Molded. Eros is shown as a nude chubby child resting on Aphrodite's left arm (her hand is on his left thigh), gazing up at her, his left arm outstretched with hand on her breast. She wears a low girding chiton with overfold. H. 4.5" (11.4 cm).
$ 750

 

 

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796   GREEK TERRACOTTA GROUP
         II c. B.C.
Molded figure of winged nude Eros playing with a dog. Seated  with left arm resting on thigh, hair striated with locks, face has defined detail with jovial expression. Dog on hind legs with front paws on Eros' hip. Fine detail of Eros' head, dog's head and fur refined with steka. Remains of white pigment, large round vent on back. Intact. H. 3.2" (8.1 cm).
$ 675

 

 

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807   GREEK TERRACOTTA GROUP
         II c. B.C.
Molded nude winged  Eros grasping the neck of a cock to his left. Round face has sketchy defined features and hair striated with locks, wearing a low wreath. Right leg advanced; chlamys draped over his hips with free end hanging over his right arm. H. 2.6"(6.6 cm). 
Possibly wing is broken off. Wreathed figures of Eros were common in Mirna during late Hellenistic period. See: Bell M. The Terracottas. Princeton, 1981, p.172; Winter F. Die Typen der figurlichen Terracotten. Berlin-Stuttgard, 1903, v. II, 277, 4 B.
$ 450

 

 

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802   GREEK TERRACOTTA  APPLIQUE OF GORGONEION
         II c. B.C. 

Molded in high relief, core is flat, back is open. Broad face with large eyes (irises depicted) and arching brows, mouth slightly open. Wings at the top of head, two facing knotted snakes below, two others at sides. Thick white slip, pink pigment on lips, blue pigment on eyes outlined with pink. Pink line at  junction with neck. Intact. H. 3.4" (8.6 cm).
$ 1500

 

 

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798   GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF HERMES
         II - I c. B.C.
Muscular figure standing frontally on "D"-shaped high base with his weight on right leg, his left leg relaxed and bent at the knee, his right arm bent at the elbow holding a money bag; left arm cradling a caduceus.  Wearing a high headpiece framed by draped mantle. Remains of white pigment. Oval vent at the back. H. 4" (10.1 cm). Intact. 
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800   GREEK PROTOME OF CYBELE 
         II c. B.C. 

Molded,  full face with heavy jaw and round chin, defined lids. She wears a
corona muralis headdress and earrings. Two perforations above temples. Remains of white pigment. Mended. H. 3.6 (9.1 cm).
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789   GREEK PLASTIC VASE
         I c. B. C.
Molded in two parts which comprise a full head of a young satyr. Short, wavy hair, large eyes with defined irises, small pug nose, full lips with slight smile, puffy cheeks. Prominent ears with minutely defined grapes. Full neck terminates with beveled flat base. Vertical spout with strap handles protruding from top of head. Intact. H. 5.6" (14.2 cm).
$ 1200

 

 

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809   GREEK TERRACOTTA MALE HEAD
         I c. B.C.
Molded head with Negroid face with strong individual features: wide spaced small eyes, frowning mouth, large forehead, broad nose. Intact. H. 1.8" (4.8 cm).
$ 200

 

 

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812   GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD
         II-I c. B.C.
Molded front of female head. Broad face, blurred features. Knidian coiffure with high stephane. H. 1.2" (3.1 cm).
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