A TANAGRA FIGURINE OF A WOMAN
Catalog:Pottery:Hellenistic: stock #1310611
c. 3rd-2nd Century BCE
This statuette, made in a two-piece mold depicts a veiled woman wearing a chiton and himation on an integral plinth. A vent hole is present on the back of the figure.
In very good condition. Slight damage to base of figure, please see pictures.
24.1 x 8.95 cm (9.48 x 3.52 inches)
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Similar examples in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and The British Museum, London.
Tanagra figurines are named for their primary place of production, Tanagra in Boeotia, although they were produced in other centers as well. They are most notable for their naturalistic depictions, primarily of women engaged in everyday tasks. Originally such figures would have been painted thus adding to the naturalism of the piece.