220721 - Ancient Egypt, Greco-Roman Period Terracotta Woman's Head.
Figure of a woman head
Ancient Egypt, Grecio-Roman Period, c. 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD
Height 5 cm.
Provenance: Private collection, France. The collector lived and worked in Egypt between the first two World Wars (1914 - 1945), acquiring and collecting different objects.
Sold by his heirs in 2022.
CONDITION: Good Conditon, see photos.
Hellenistic sculpture was the type in the final period of the evolution of Greek sculpture. It developed in the period between the death of Alexander the Great in 323BC, and the conquest of Egypt by the Romans, between 30 and 31 BC. It was of an eclectic, secular and historicist style, taking the legacy of the classical sculpture of the previous period as its point of departure, and adding new oriental influences to this. It also meant the perfection of the depiction of anatomical details and of the expression of human emotions, as well as a fundamental change in aesthetics, relinquishing idealistic representation and putting individual representation in its place, thus passing from the generic to the specific.
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