Greek Terracotta Seated Female

Greek Terracotta Seated Female

An ancient Hellenistic Greek fragmentary terracotta statuette of a woman wearing a long chiton with her right arm raised, seated on a chair, a kalathos (wool basket) at her feet. Her posture indicates that she is spinnig wool. The ancient polychrome and gesso remains on the surface.

Ca. 3rd century BC.
Height: 3 in. (7.5 cm).

Looking for an interesting engagement gift? At the feet of this female terracotta statuette rests a kalathos, a wool basket which at times was a symbol of a marriage engagement .

Formerly in the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in the late 19th or early 20th Century.

Inv#: 3203


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