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A Bronze Mask of a Comic Actor, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D.
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 242,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
23
A Bronze Mask of a Comic Actor, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D.
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 242,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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A Bronze Mask of a Comic Actor, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D.
With wide gaping mouth, flaring nostrils, large eyes beneath the gnarled brow, and finely incised wavy beard and hair.
Height 6 1/2 in. 16.5 cm.
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Provenance

Charles Gillet Collection, Geneva
Mathias Komor, New York, 1982 [G.370], July 1st, 1982

Catalogue Note

Cf. A Passion for Antiquities. Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, Malibu, 1994, no. 108, a bronze statuette of a comic actor whose mask is described as "that of a resourceful leading slave with hair brushed back in the speiro (rolled pompadour)... and a thick mustache over his scoop-shaped beard."

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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New York