Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

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A Hellenistic Terracotta Figure of an Actor, circa 3rd/1st Century B.C.

Lot Closed

July 5, 02:36 PM GMT

Estimate

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A Hellenistic Terracotta Figure of an Actor

circa 3rd/1st Century B.C. 


standing with the weight on his left leg, nude but for a short cloak over his shoulders and chest, his large bald head with snub nose, prominent ears, and full beard.

Height 8.3 cm.

French art market, early 20th century (based on label formerly attached to the underside of the integral plinth)

George Embiricos (1920-2011), Lausanne

Christie's, London, April 25th, 2001, no. 241, illus.

Bonhams, London, July 3rd, 2019, no. 115, illus.

acquired by the present owner at the above sale

For another Greek terracotta figure of an actor from the Embiricos Collection with similar label on the back see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_2002-0731-1.