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A Greek Terracotta Votive Figure of a Woman, Magna Graecia, circa early 5th Century B.C.

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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  • A Greek Terracotta Votive Figure of a Woman, Magna Graecia
  • terracotta
  • Height 20 cm.
standing with her left leg advanced and holding a dove to her breast, and wearing an himation and chiton with folds held in the left hand, her hair arranged in rows of tight curls over the forehead, falling in long strands in front of the shoulders, and surmounted by a high polos.

The present lot comes with an original notarized statement by the present owner attesting to the provenance.


the orientalist, archaeologist, and art historian Friedrich Sarre (1865-1945), Babelsberg, Potsdam
his wife Maria Sarre, née Humann (1875-1970), Villa Giovanni, Ascona
by descent to her daugther Irene Wätjen (1910-2004), Ascona 
by descent to the present owner, Hamburg

Catalogue Note

Cf. R. Kekulé von Stradonitz and F. Winter, Die antiken Terrakotten, vol. 3, part 1: Die Typen der figürlichen Terrakotten, 1903, p. 106, no. 1 (from Syracuse).