Greek Terracotta Woman of Fashion
An ancient Hellenistic Greek terracotta statuette of a fashionable woman standing with a himation draped over a long chiton. She wears a wreath and her hair is bound in a double bun at the top.
Ca. 3rd century BC.
Terracotta statuettes depicting ancient Greek women in fine dress became especially popular during the Hellenistic period. Workshops at Tanagra in Boeotia, and at Rhodes, and Alexandria produced a great many finely modeled and painted examples of fashionable women.
cf.: L. Burn & R. Higgins, Catalogue of Greek Terracottas in the British Museum, Vol. III, (London, 2001), nos. 2702-2704.
Formerly with Phocian Jean Tano (nephew of Nicholas Tano, Cairo antiquities dealer, d. 1924), by descent to an English private collection, 1970's, marked Mar 10/'12 on the interior.