Greek Terracotta Woman of Fashion
An ancient Hellenistic Greek polychrome terracotta statuette of a fashionable woman standing, wrapped in a thick himation with a border of pink. Her dark red hair is bound in a bun at the back and topped by a blue garland.
Canosa, Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
Terracotta statuettes depicting ancient Greek women in fine dress became especially popular during the Hellenistic period. Workshops at Tanagra in Boeotia, at Rhodes, Alexandria, and Apulia produced a great many finely modeled and painted examples of fashionable women.
cf.: R. Cassano, Principi imperatori vescovi: Duemila anni di storia a Canosa, (Venice: Marsilio, 1992), p. 317.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Anton Pestalozzi (1915 - 2007), Zurich, Switzerland; acquired from M. Simotti Rocchi, Rome, ca. 1980.