Roman Egyptian pottery grotesque slave figureR125
A hollow moulded pottery figure depicting a slave with grotesque features holding a bowl on his head.
Egypt, Roman period, 1st to 3rd Century AD
8.8 x 6.1 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.