Lot 23B: Anatolian Terracotta Square-Base Altar, ex-Museum
October 27, 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Ancient Near East, Anatolia, ca. 2nd millenium BCE. This is a hand-formed terracotta altar in the form of a four sided pillar, decorated with divine figures on each side. Two standing figures are female, and two enthroned figures are a bearded male and the other likely female. Size: 4" L x 3.5" W x 6.45" H (10.2 cm x 8.9 cm x 16.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex-California Museum of Ancient Art, Santa Monica, CA
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Condition Report: The piece is in two, well-fitting parts and is a fragment of a larger pillar altar. The decorative faces are largely intact.