Greek Mycenaean Terracotta Psi Idol

14549. Greek Mycenaean Terracotta Psi Idol

Aegean, Late Helladic III. Ca. 1300-1200 BC.

A beautiful schematic idol with pinched head with high flaring headdress, the arms raised to form a crescent-shaped body, with cylindrical hollow lower body, applied rounded breasts, and face and drapery details painted in orange-red pigment.

A number of these terracotta Greek idols resemble letters of the alphabet and thus this one is named Psi.

Size: 5-3/8 in. (13.6cm.) high + custom mount. Condition:arms and head repaired with painting over breaklines, wear and deposits .
Provenance: Ex collection of the late Basil W. R. Jenkins, California.


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