Timeless are pleased to offer a Terracotta Tanagra Figurine dating from the 4th Century B.C.E.
Fired in Ancient Greece well over two millennia ago, Tanagra figurines were made primarily in the Boeotian town of Tanagra north of Athens and were mold-cast and mass produced. The figurines were buried in the graves of Greek citizens and were posed to represent various aspects of the deceased's life.
It is this representation that has led historians to believe that the figurines were intended to bring comfort to the deceased by sending them to the next world with something familiar from their old lives.
This beautiful example is 11cm in height, displays a stepped headdress and is mounted on a plinth of aged oak.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries
ANCIENT GREEK TANAGRA FIGURINE
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2020. Previously the property of an East Anglian gentleman. Formerly part of a deceased estate, Hertfordshire, UK, being formed prior to 1965.