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.
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.