A Greek Terracotta Protome of the Goddess Persephone, ca. 6th - 5th century BCE
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Closely related examples can be found in the Louvre (Simone Mollard-Besques, Catalogue raisonné des figurines et reliefs en terre-cuite grecs, étrusques et romains, vol. I: Époques préhellénique, géométrique, archaïque et classique, Paris, 1954, no. C82, pl. LXIX), the British Museum (R. A. Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum, London, 1954, no. 842 and 857, p. 228.), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no. 23.258).
Sotheby's, London, July 10, 1992, lot 510
J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 1995, no. 77;
J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 93;
Cf. Higgins, Catalogue of Greek Terracottas in the British Museum, 1970, nos. 842 and 857
Condition: Excellent remaining pigment highlighting details to the hair (yellow) garments (red) and necklace (white, yellow, and red). Minor firing cracks and losses that probably occurred during the molding process that do not detract. Traces of original white slip also remains. Root deposits at back and professional stabilization behind the head area. Intact and in excellent condition overall, perforated at the top for suspension. A truly lovely example!
Dimensions: 10 1/4 in (26 cm) x 8 in (20.2 cm)
Provenance: Private English collection, J.B. collection, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, Sotheby's London, July 10, 1992, lot 510; Royal Athena Gallery 1995 and Royal Athena gallery, 2012, thereafter private NYC collection.
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