A Cypriot terracotta female figure

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Lot 40
A Cypriot terracotta female figure

Sold for £ 16,312 (US$ 21,222) inc. premium

Antiquities

28 Nov 2019, 10:30 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A Cypriot terracotta female figure
Late Bronze Age, circa 1450-1225 B.C.
The bird-like face with applied disc eyes, each ear with large double piercing, her arms curved around the breasts, with incised lines around the neck and pubic region, with pronounced hips, the conjoined lags tapering to small feet, 14cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Prodromou collection.
    G. Kyriacou collection, London, acquired from the above in 1978.

    For a similar example complete with earrings cf. V Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus. The Cesnola Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2000, p. 24, no. 11. Karageorghis suggests that such figures were originally influenced by Syrian bird-featured terracotta figures, though Cypriot sculptors developed their own variations.
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