large Archaic Greek Terracotta Votive Figure ex-Christie's

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Seller: adamantiquities1 (3,111) 100%, Location: USA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 264493558237 Greece, Archaic Period, ca. 6th century BCE. A mold-made votive head and torso of a woman. She is portrayed as nude aside from a polos crown over her long hair. The Greeks adopted the polos from the ancient Near East and by the Archaic Period, it signified the mother goddesses Rhea, Hera, and Cybele. This excellent example has the classic form of the Archaic face - realistic, but not yet showing the individualized portrayals from the Classical era. She was probably at one time painted brightly. The bust may have been part of a larger statue or set atop something else decoratively. Size: 5.4" W x 11.1" H (13.7 cm x 28.2 cm); 27.5" H (69.8 cm) on included custom stand. Votive objects from Archaic Greece are a fascinating reminder of L. P. Hartley's famous quote, "The past is a different country, they do things differently there." Archaic Greeks believed that anything they admired or enjoyed could be given as a gift to the gods. Many of these items were replicated in terracotta or bronze to be given as a sign of devotion, and, like this one, have found their way to the present day, a reminder of the form of ancient devotion. Provenance: private New York, USA collection; ex-Christie's London, October 18, 2005, Lot 178 (part lot) Visit our eBay store to see more great items from the Adam antiquities 1 Guaranteed Authenticity We offer a diverse and changing range of high-quality Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Islamic and Near Eastern works of art. Our acquisition policy adheres to strict ethical, archaeological and aesthetic criteria. Our antiquities are of legal provenance; they belonged to established collections or have been purchased in the art market. All items have been fully researched and are sold with an unconditional Guarantee of Authenticity. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality. Every item purchased comes with our lifetime unconditional guarantee of authenticity Provide collectors of antiquities with quality pieces at reasonable prices. Combined shipping accepted for multiple lots We Buy and sell Egyptian ,Greek, Roman, Islamic .................. we will provide a full refund of the purchase price to any displeased buyer within 30 days, assuming the item is in the same condition as it was when we shipped it ANY ITEM PROVED TO BE NON-AUTHENTIC WILL BE INSTANTLY REFUNDED

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