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Ancient Greek Classical Terracotta Sculpture, 450 BC

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A large and rare example of Classical Greek art. Dating to circa 450 BC this beautiful and large naturalistic pottery sculpture of a cow would have once served in a temple in ancient Greece as a Fertility Votive. She is shown with full udders and teats, her tail raised. She has flared nostrils and her mouth is partly open, head turned to the right. A very large, naturalistic terracotta with pathos. The classical Greeks were expert sculptors with terracotta as well as stone and marble, this being a glaring example of their expertise. A piece such as this was likely molded in sections, then finished by hand. Provenance: German private collection, 2008. Previously in an English private collection and acquired in the 1970's.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 7.5 in. x W 8 in. x D 13 in.H 19.05 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 33.02 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU105223466822
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