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PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Group of Six Hellenistic Terracotta Figures of Attis, Amphipolis, circa 2nd Century B.C.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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59

PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Group of Six Hellenistic Terracotta Figures of Attis, Amphipolis, circa 2nd Century B.C.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Group of Six Hellenistic Terracotta Figures of Attis, Amphipolis, circa 2nd Century B.C.
composed of six figures of the young shepherd god Attis, each wearing short leggings, tunic with long sleeves, cloak, and Phrygian cap, and holding a syrinx and pedum, five seated, one standing.
Heights 5 1/8 to 7 7/8 in. 13 to 20 cm.
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Provenance

acquired by the current owner's late husband on the Paris art market prior to 1964

Catalogue Note

For another example of the type showing Attis seated and holding the flute with both hands see R. Kekulé von Stradonitz and F. Winter, Die antiken Terrakotten, Vol. III, Part 2: Die Typen der figürlichen Terrakotten, Berlin , 1903, p. 371, no. 7; for Attis seated and holding the flute in his right hand and his shepherd's crook in his left hand see p. 371, no. 8. For an exhaustive list of all known statuettes of Attis from Amphipolis see M.J. Vermaseren, Corpus cultus Cybelae attidisque (CCCA), vol. 3, Leiden, 1989, pp. 72ff, nos. 224-295, pls. LIII-LXIII.

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