12 June 2002
PROPERTY OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. SID PORT
FIVE GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURES
Classical Period, Circa 4th Century B.C.
Including an actor with a tortoise-shell lyre in his left hand and a plectrum in his right; an actor wearing a pilos helmet and short tunic with a cloak tied around his shoulders, preserving traces of original pigment; an old man, perhaps Odysseus, wearing a pilos helmet, a bag slung across his chest; an actor seated on an altar, wearing the mask of a slave; and a group with a seated figure of a boy driving a biga pulled by two dogs, on a high oval plinth
4 in. (10.1 cm) high for the first (5)
Royal Athena Galleries, New York for the first
Pezholtz Collection, for the second, fourth and fifth
Charles Ede, Ltd, London for the third
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