Greek Bronze Comic Actor

Greek Bronze Comic Actor

An ancient Hellenistic Greek bronze statuette of a pot-bellied comic actor standing with his right foot crossed over his left while leaning against a column on a pillar; he wears a comical mask, a short mantle, and hairy leggings; a second comic masks hangs to the right of the actor's right hip.

Ca. 2nd-3rd century AD.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm).
Intact.

cf.: M. Bieber, The History of Greek and Roman Theater, (Princeton, 1961), figs. 402-407, 410 - 413.

Formerly in a European collection.

Inv#: 6849

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