London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA ELDERLY DWARF THEATRICAL FIGURE
3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.
With disproportionately large balding head, with large pointed ears, beard and half-closed eyes, wearing a mantle over his hunched shoulders, exposing his buttocks and phallus, he stands with his right leg forwards, as though declaiming, remains of blue and red paint on white slip, on oval base, repaired legs
3¼ in. (8.4 cm.) high
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Ink inscribed label "12/1/27 OR55 (2) A.555".
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