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Lot 0045
**Originally Listed At $600**

Greece, Classical period, ca. 5th century BCE. A protome bust of a woman, probably Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, the harvest, and fertility. She has a beautifully-modeled face with heavy-lidded eyes, full lips, and thick, center-parted hair. Her bust has rounded shoulders and high, small breasts. There are traces of remaining white pigment on the surface. This was a votive figure, made as a gift to the gods, and would have been displayed in a small altar, perhaps in the home or in a temple or shrine; it may also have been placed into a tree in a sacred grove. Size: 3.5" W x 4.05" H (8.9 cm x 10.3 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-collection of Professor Dr. Gunther Marschall (1913-1997), Hamburg, Germany, acquired between 1967 and 1975

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#133036

Condition

Repaired and restored at neck, with overpainting on the repair lines. Light encrustation in lower profile areas, with surface wear commensurate with age.

Starting Bid

$350

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Greek Terracotta Protome Bust of Demeter

Estimate $800 - $1,200
1d
21h
33m
42s
$3500 bids
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