• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA ITHYPHALLIC COMIC ACTOR

    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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    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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    Provenance

    Acquired at auction in London, 1985.