• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    A ROMAN BRONZE TRAGIC THEATRE MASK

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE TRAGIC THEATRE MASK
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Probably from an oil lamp handle, the large eyes with raised rims, with recessed mouth agape, three columns of cork-screw curls framing the face, surmounted by a headdress embellished with recessed dots
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high, mounted


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a German private collection, acquired between the 1980s-1990s; accompanied by a French passport.