27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 900
A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA ITHYPHALLIC COMIC ACTOR
CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Wearing mask with exaggerated features and a radiate foliate garland, he wears a dotted belted tunic with leggings, hands on hips, with detachable phallus now missing, suspension loop at rear of neck, traces of gesso-painted decoration, mounted
6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) high
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Acquired at auction in London, 1985.
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