20 April 2005
A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA MALE CARICATURE HEAD OF AN AULOS-PLAYER
HELLENISTIC, 4TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.
A balding head with puffed out cheeks as if to blow double pipes, furrowed brow, large protruding ears and high arched eyebrows; and a terracotta balding theatrical head with raised eyebrows and contorted features, probably an actor of farce, a suspension loop at back of neck, late 2nd-1st Century B.C., both mounted
Both 3½ in. (9 cm.) high (2)
Item one: acquired from Dr. Elie Borowski, Paris, December 1972.
Item two: formerly in the Fouquet collection, acquired 1972; an old collection label reads: "389, Fayoum".
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