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Faussaire

Forgery of a 3rd-2nd c. B.C.E. Tanagra Figurine

Artist

Faussaire

Title

Forgery of a 3rd-2nd c. B.C.E. Tanagra Figurine

Date

19th c.

Materials

Terracotta

Dimensions

23.7 cm (h.)

Credits

Mrs. R. MacD. Paterson Bequest, inv. 1949.Cb.1

Collection

Western Art

There is nothing antique about this elegant little figurine. It is a product of the market in fakes that developed in Paris after 1870 to satisfy the demand of European collectors following the discovery of such terracotta figurines in the necropolis of Tanagra, in Boeotia.

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