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Greek Boeotian Pottery Idol Bird-Face Female
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Ancient Greece, Boeotia, ca. first half of the 6th century BCE. A hand-built pottery idol of characteristically abstract form with a flared base, a plank-form body, a pair of attenuated arms, and a lengthy neck supporting the integral head. Covered in beige slip and accented with black pigment, the figure features black vestments including a lengthy dress, a zigzagging belt, arm bangles, and a circular medallion centered on the chest. Her slender, avian-esque head exhibits black eyes, a protruding nose beneath a curled frontal ornament, and zigzagging bangs, all beneath a concave polos. Size: 2.1" W x 4.9" H (5.3 cm x 12.4 cm); 5.2" H (13.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. "Idols: The Beginning of Abstract Form." Ariadne Galleries, Inc., New York, 1989, p. 72, figs. 45-47

Provenance: ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Losses to lower half of verso as shown, presumably from removal from old display; remains of adhesive mounting residue visible along verso. Minor abrasions and very light fading to pigment, otherwise excellent with great preservation to form. Figure is adhered to display stand and cannot be removed. Old inventory label beneath display stand.
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Greek Boeotian Pottery Idol Bird-Face Female

Estimate $1,600 - $2,400
May 19, 2022
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0018B: Greek Boeotian Pottery Idol Bird-Face Female

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Est. $1,600 - $2,400Starting Price $800
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May 19, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Ancient Greece, Boeotia, ca. first half of the 6th century BCE. A hand-built pottery idol of characteristically abstract form with a flared base, a plank-form body, a pair of attenuated arms, and a lengthy neck supporting the integral head. Covered in beige slip and accented with black pigment, the figure features black vestments including a lengthy dress, a zigzagging belt, arm bangles, and a circular medallion centered on the chest. Her slender, avian-esque head exhibits black eyes, a protruding nose beneath a curled frontal ornament, and zigzagging bangs, all beneath a concave polos. Size: 2.1" W x 4.9" H (5.3 cm x 12.4 cm); 5.2" H (13.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. "Idols: The Beginning of Abstract Form." Ariadne Galleries, Inc., New York, 1989, p. 72, figs. 45-47

Provenance: ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#172231
Condition
...
Losses to lower half of verso as shown, presumably from removal from old display; remains of adhesive mounting residue visible along verso. Minor abrasions and very light fading to pigment, otherwise excellent with great preservation to form. Figure is adhered to display stand and cannot be removed. Old inventory label beneath display stand.

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