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Terracotta Seated Boy – SOLD


Hellenistic Period, Circa 3rd Century BC

Description: Charming example of a popular type of terracotta figurine of a boy seated on a square bench with a bag of knucklebones in his hand. The youth is naked except for a cloak draped across his left arm. He wears a tight cap over his curly hair that frames his face and incised eyes, broad nose and full lips. Hollow made from fine pink-orange clay with remains of white, pink, blue and brown polychromy. 

Height:  5.6 in. (14.1cm)

Condition: Good overall condition, abrasion to the knee and head reattached.   

Provenance: The terracotta was formerly a British property. Also, once Christies London.

Reference:  See Reynold Higgins, Tanagra and the Figurines, #188, for a related type from Tanagra.  

Price:  SOLD


SKU: 205.0034 Category: Tags: , , , , ,

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 8 in