Sold with a photo-certificate from Claude Picasso.
In March 1957, Pablo Picasso produced a series approx. seven plaques inspired by Ancient Greek imagery, all painted on both sides. On the glazed front of the plaque three male figures are engaged in a lively bacchanal scene: a kneeling man playing a double-flute, a dancer and a reclining wine-drinker. Full of this Dionysian enthusiasm of music, dance and wine, one turns the plaque and finds a sequence of nine caricatures, painted within individual cells on the reverse: the self reveals its multiple other identities.