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Ancient Art

Terracotta figure of a standing female with casket

Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.

Terracotta, with traces of added paint

46.7 cm (18 3/8 in.)
The Harold A. Strickland, Jr., Collection
1998.23.12
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Greek
Period: 
Late Classical
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Said to have been found at Thebes, Greece. George Aristides Eumorfopoulos, Esq. (1863—1939), London, by 1904; sale, Sotheby’s, London, June 5—6 1940, lot 172. Miss M. Simeon; sale, Sotheby’s, London, May 21, 1992, lot 232. Harold A. Strickland, Jr. (1915—1997), Vero Beach, Florida, acquired December 1993 [see note 1]; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1998

Note 1: According to the copy of an inventory of the Strickland collection provided by the Royal Athena Galleries, New York, August 1, 1995. (Inventory of the Strickland Collection, no date, curatorial object file) Many of the artworks in the Strickland collection were purchased from Royal Athena, but it is unclear whether this includes Terracotta figure of a standing female with casket.

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s London, London, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection, sale cat. (June 5–6, 1940), lot 172.

Exhibition of Ancient Greek Art, exh. cat. (London: Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1904), 81–82, no. 55, pl. LXXXII.

Sotheby’s London, London, Antiquities 1992, sale cat. (May 21, 1992), lot 232.

“Acquisitions, 1998,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 197.

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