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Archaic Greek Terracotta Figure - Enthroned Goddess

Ancient Greece, Rhodes, Archaic Period, ca. 6th to 5th century BCE. A hollow-cast terracotta statue of a female figure, perhaps a goddess, seated upon a simple throne. She holds her arms to her sides with hands in her lap, her back ridged against the upright back rest, with slender shoulders and petite breasts defining her feminine stature. Her visage exhibits a petite nose, thin lips, and recessed almond-shaped eyes, all beneath a diademed coiffure draped down the back of her neck. Traces of the original orange, red, and pink pigments are still visible, suggesting this figure was brightly painted in antiquity. A beautiful example from ancient Rhodes! Size: 1.75" W x 4.5" H (4.4 cm x 11.4 cm).

Condition: Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, small loss to areas of base, fading to pigmentation and finer molded details, with encrustations and minor roughness across most surfaces. Nice earthen deposits and root marks throughout. Great traces of original red, orange, and pink pigmentation in some areas.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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