8 June 2004
A GREEK BRONZE COMIC ACTOR
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
Standing with his left knee bent, the foot splayed slightly to the side, his weight in his right hip, wearing a slave's mask with a megaphone-like mouth, leggings and long sleeves, wrapped tightly in a short himation that is pulled over the back of his head, accentuating his paunchy belly and his buttocks, his artificial macrophallus protruding below the hem, both arms bent acutely
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
with Herbert A. Cahn, Basel.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1994.
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For a similar example see no. 108, p. 219 in True, et al., A Passion for Antiquities, Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman.
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