Terracotta figurines were rather familiar objects to the ancient Greeks. Fragments and complete pieces found in the course of archaeological excavations form the primary basis for our understanding of how the figurines were used. They stood in houses as mere decorations, or served as cult images in small house shrines; some of them functioned a...
Terracotta figurines were rather familiar objects to the ancient Greeks. Fragments and complete pieces found in the course of archaeological excavations form the primary basis for our understanding of how the figurines were used. They stood in houses as mere decorations, or served as cult images in small house shrines; some of them functioned as charms to ward off evil. They were brought to temples and sanctuaries as oerings to the gods and deposited in graves either as cherished possessions of the deceased, as gifts, or as protective devices.
Size: 17,5 cm Period: c. 500 B.C. Material: Light terracotta Exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht 2000 Provenance: Ex Weber Kunsthandel Germany, Dutch private collection
Size: 5 cm Period: Campania, c. 500 B.C. Material: Terracotta Provenance: Ex Archea gallery PAN Amsterdam, Dutch private collection
Terracotta fertility Goddess, seated on a bence. Size: 15,5 x 7 cm Material: Terracotta Period: Greece, early 6th Century B.C. Condition: Repaired professionally Provenance: Swiss private collection
Greek decorated terracotta shallow dish. Funerary offering dish. Size: 11 x 1,5 cm Period: c. 600 -700 B.C. Material: Terracotta Condition: modern pierced for displaying Provenance: German private collection
Archaic smile, detail of a kouros, from a terracotta jar. Very nice details of face and headdress, on top of head a spout. Mounted. Size: 8 x 5 cm( without stand) Period: c. 600 B.C. Material: Terracotta Condition: Fragment Provenance: German private collection
Terracotta head of a Hellenistic figurine. Very elegant and good details of the face and hair. Mounted on a custom made stand. Size: 4,5 cm( without stand) Period: c. 400 B.C. Material: Terracotta Provenance: Belgium collection A.M.
A Greek, Corinthian Aryballos. Clay light brown, body flattened sphere, short neck, flat lip and strap handle. Decorated with an abstracted lotus blossom.Size: 7,3 x 7 cm Period: c. 550 - 600 B.C. Material: Terracotta Condition: Intact Provenance: Christie's USA 1981
An East Greek Late Archaic terracotta vase in the form of a Duck. Perfume bottle, shaped as a duck with small disk shaped rim on it's head. Details are painted in white,yellow,red and black. Size: 13 x 8 cm Period: Archaic, mid-6th century B.C. Condition: Intact Provenance: German collection Tillmann 1970's
Corinthian terracotta aryballos. Good condition and completely preserved except for some chips from mouth. Size: 5 x 5,8 cm Middle Corinthian, Lochard Painterin Agano Workshop, 585-575 B.C. Publ.: C.W. Neeft, Agano Agapo, in M. Gnade [ed.], Stips Votiva. Papers presented to C.M. Stibbe, Amsterdam, 1971, 131 fig. 4.
Aryballos with double palmette, single hndle and wide disk rim. Unbroken and completely preserved except for chips from body and bottom; paint partly flaked off. Three thin bands on mouthplate, line on side; three horizontal bands on handle; double-palmette with floating tendrils, blob surrounded by two thin bands and flanked by plus-rosettes. Size: 9,1 x...
Boeotian painted terracotta lekanis. Size: 20 x 6,2 x 8,8 cm Period: 600 - 500 B.C. Provenance: the collection was acquired before 1943, most likely during the interbellum, by the Lochard family, the head of which served the French state as governor of Indo-China.
Boeotian terracotta Goddess, in peplos with low kolpos, bearing a basket or incense burner. Size: 31 cm Period: Boeotian, ca 410-400 B.C. Publ.: Klassieke Kunst uit Particulier Bezit, Leiden, 1975, no. 280, fig. 115.