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Item:382508932138Archaic Greek Terracotta Statue of Goddess w/ Polos Greece, Archaic Period, ca. 6th century BCE. A mold-made votive head and torso of a woman. She is nude aside from a polos crown over a towering wiglike hairstyle. The Greeks adopted the polos from the ancient Near East and by the Archaic Period, it signified the mother goddesses Rhea, Hera, and Cybele (in Mycenean times, some mortal women are depicted wearing them). This excellent example has the classic form of the Archaic face - realistic, but not yet showing the individualized portrayals from the Classical era. She has the "Archaic smile", which has been taken by art historians to mean that the subject is intended to appear alive and peaceful. She wears large round earrings and was probably at one time painted brightly. The bust seems to have been made in a mold to attach to something - a pole? - based on the round opening in its base. Comes with custom stand. Size: 3.5" L x 4.2" W x 8" H (8.9 cm x 10.7 cm x 20.3 cm); height on stand: 9.6" (24.4 cm) #124156 Condition: Arms almost invisibly reattached/repaired, with ancient losses at ends. Provenance: private Swiss collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity
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