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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A skillfully hand-built and modeled ceramic figure depicting a

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Greek Tanagra Terracotta Votive Figure of Nude Male

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Greece, Tanagra, Boeotia, ca. 4th century BCE. This is a beautiful, graceful example of a mold made pottery votive figure. He stands nude atop a square plinth and wears a himation (an mantle or wrap worn by Greek men and women) over his shoulders. There are remains of bright red paint on the front of his body. Figures like these would have been sold outside of temples by artisans who mass-produced them; they were taken into the temples and placed as votive offerings. Size: 1.4" W x 4.6" H (3.6 cm x 11.7 cm)

Cf, Higgins, R., Tanagra and the Figurines; Princeton University, 1987.

Provenance: Ex-Poway, CA collector.

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#113873
Condition
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Greek Tanagra Terracotta Votive Figure of Nude Male

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Jun 02, 2016
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Lot 0015 Details

Description
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Greece, Tanagra, Boeotia, ca. 4th century BCE. This is a beautiful, graceful example of a mold made pottery votive figure. He stands nude atop a square plinth and wears a himation (an mantle or wrap worn by Greek men and women) over his shoulders. There are remains of bright red paint on the front of his body. Figures like these would have been sold outside of temples by artisans who mass-produced them; they were taken into the temples and placed as votive offerings. Size: 1.4" W x 4.6" H (3.6 cm x 11.7 cm)

Cf, Higgins, R., Tanagra and the Figurines; Princeton University, 1987.

Provenance: Ex-Poway, CA collector.

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.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113873
Condition
...
Intact with remains of original pigment.

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