Roman pottery head of a comic actorR131
A head from a terracotta figure wearing a grotesque comic actor’s mask.
Roman, 1st Century BC – 1st Century AD
Fragment as seen in the photographs
4.1 x 3.4 cms, 8 cms including stand
Ex. collection: Maurice Fallies, France (1883-1965) and thence by family descent. Fallies was an artist active in the early to mid 20th Century and known mostly for his paintings of Paris street scenes.
Mounted in the 19th or early 20th Century on an ebonised wood display stand