Hellenistic pottery depicting an old manR131
A moulded pottery head depicting an old man with an exaggerated bald head and large ears.
Smyrna (Western Anatolia), Hellenistic, 1st Century BC to 1st Century AD
4.2 x 4 cms
Fragment as shown
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.