London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA LAMP-HOLDER
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
In the form of a comic mask of a slave, with deep furrowed brow, pierced eyes and large pierced mouth, elaborate wreath in hair, pierced handle in the form of a dolphin, with remains of red pigment
6¾ in. (17 cm.) high
Formerly in the collection of an actor, Paris; acquired before 1970.
Accompanied by a French passport.
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