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Greek Terracotta standing draped female figure, Circa 4th Century BC

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Terracotta
Dimensions:  27,5 cm high
Provenance:  Belgian private collection G.B. / Félix Cervera Gallery, Barcelona, September 2023
Documents:  Attached thermoluminescence test (TL)


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At the end of the 4th century BC, a style of clay modelling developed in the city of the same name, known as the “Tanagra style”.

In these figures the classical composition of the body disappears. One leg is placed slightly to the side, either backwards or forwards. The arms no longer hang rigidly next to the body, as in the archaic or classical period, but lie on the belly, chest or back, or rest on the hip. They rarely carry other attributes and instead wear their arms and hands wrapped in the knob, which can also cover the head and even almost completely conceal the face.

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