ostracon ancient art



East-Greek Terracotta Column, Hellenistic Period, late 2nd to 1st Century BC

Rare terracotta draped Corinthian column, the details of the capital and the drapery finely modeled.

The motif is uncommon and supposed to bear some funerary significance.

On the back the monograms ΠΓ. A small vent hole below the inscription.

For a related example, cf. inv. no. 1220.131 of the British Museum Collection, found at the  Halikarnassos mausoleum excavations of 1857.

Intact. Excellent condition with remains of the original white slip.

H. 7.5 cm (3 in)

German private collection, acquired 2011 in the French art market.

780 USD

Click above for larger pictures --------

Galerie Ostracon, Postfach 202, CH-8800 Thalwil, Switzerland
Copyright © 1998-2023 by Galerie Ostracon - All Rights Reserved