A BRONZE FIGURE OF A COMIC ACTOR, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A COMIC ACTOR, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A COMIC ACTOR, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
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A BRONZE FIGURE OF A COMIC ACTOR, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A COMIC ACTOR, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

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Description

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A COMIC ACTOR, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.


perhaps the lid of an incense-burner, seated on a circular support (taking refuge on an altar?) and gesturing in a lively manner, and wearing soft boots, leggings, short-sleeved tunic, and slave mask, his curly hair with short braid behind, the ears, eyes, and mouth open to the hollow interior, a small hole crowning his balding pate.

Height 12. 7 cm.

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Provenance

J. J. Klejman, New York

Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., acquired from the above (Sotheby Parke Bernet , New York, November 22nd, 1974, no. 266, illus.)

Catalogue Note

Compare Getty Museum, inv. no. 87.AC.143 (A. Oliver, "An Incense Burner in the Form of an Actor as a Slave on an Altar," in: Bronces y Religion Romana. Actas del XI Congresso Internacional de Bronces Antiguos, 1993, pp. 331-336).

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