Hellenistic fine moulded pottery comic slave head

R132

£240.00

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A fine moulded pottery head depicting an emaciated man with grotesque features, probably a representation of a comic slave figure.

Culture
Smyrna (Western Anatolia), Hellenistic, 1st Century BC to 1st Century AD

Size
3.9 x 2.7 cms

Condition
Fragment as shown

Provenance
Ex. collection: Dr. Perry T. Rathbone (1911-2000), USA; acquired from Blanchard’s Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt in the early to mid 20th Century.

Dr Rathbone was a distinguished member of the American arts community; he was director of St Louis Art Museum between 1940-1955 and director of the Museum of Fine arts, Boston between 1955-1972.

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