London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN ATTIC TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A COMIC ACTOR
CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
Standing with legs together, wearing a short padded tunic and himation wrapped around him, his phallus showing below, the bearded mask with open mouth and thick hair and brows, on integral base, pierced vent behind, traces of red pigment on white slip, repaired
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
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Ink inscribed label "27.1.27 EAS (4)".
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