Lot 1665. Grotesque Terracotta Figure, Canosa, Italy, 4. - 3. Century before Christ

Starting price: € 1 400
Auction date: 13.11.2019   10:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 1665 | Grotesque Terracotta Figure, Canosa, Italy, 4. - 3. Century before Christ
A grotesque figure with a theatrical mask in a pink robe. The cloak covered the main is inclined to the left. The left Hand holds the voluminous abdomen is the abdomen of a pregnant woman modeled after. Similarly, the position of the legs, because the figure is seated with legs apart on a rock. However, peeping under the short robe, the large-sized male sex parts. In addition, they are highlighted by the fact that on the Penis a goose pecks. Goose and robe (in front view) are colored pink, the Rest has a white Coating. Wonderfully grotesque representation of a comic theater character. The exceptional design and the integrity of the object make it a significant testimony of the Greek Comedy, and theatre culture. Intact. Height 11.5 cm. Provenance: Made in Germany are held in custody by a private collection. Purchased in the 1990s in the English art trade. Condition: II

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