Syro-Hittite Mother and Child Figure

GBP 795.00

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Object Description

A well-crafted Syro-Hittite terracotta figure in the form of a stylised mother, cradling her child in her arms. The standing female has a pinched, animalistic face with a well-defined beak shaped nose. Her eyes are strikingly large and circular, she is wearing a necklace and her hair is styled in a striking coiffure. Her long hair drapes over her upper back. She holds her infant with her left arm, supporting him with her right hand. Some carving, suggesting the modelling of fingers, is featured on the figure’s hands. The body of the figure is extremely smooth. The base is splayed, allowing the figure to stand upright without the assistance of a stand.

Date: 2nd-1st Millennium BC

Object History

Collection of a deceased London gentleman, 1979-1999 by descent.

Object Condition

Excellent condition, very mild chipping to the base. Some earthly deposits on surface. The item comes with a custom-made stand. Please note that measurements provided are including stand.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:3.5 x H:10 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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