A charming tanagra terracotta portraying a young girl playing the auloi, held in place by a band under her nose, the ends held in each hand, she is shown standing on an integral circular plinth.
Culture: Boeotian, Greece
Dimensions: 5 x 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (12.7 x 5.4 x 4.13 cm)
Published: Raphael Collin (1911) Collection of Antique Grecian, Egyptian and Etruscan Statuettes, Vases, Tanagras, etc, #77, p.10.;#77, p. 240, part 2;
Corcoran Gallery of Art (1928) An Illustrated Handbook of the W. A. Clark Collection, p. p. 108, #2580;
Corcoran Gallery of Art (1932) An Illustrated Handbook of the W. A. Clark Collection, p. 110, #2580.
Sue McGovern-Huffman (2021) The Senator William A Clark Collection of Ancient Art, Sands of Time Ancient Art.
Condition: Intact, worn surface but in good condition overall.
Provenance: Raphaël Collin (1850 –1916) France, Senator William A. Clark (1839 - 1925) Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1926 - 2014), American University Museum (2014 - 2021). This object is accompanied by a paperwork file from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.