|ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A THEATER MASK
The grimacing, bearded countenance, with a roll of hair across the brow, is reminicent of the mask of a slave as depicted in the New Comedy.
Cf. J. Petit, Bronzes Antiques de la Collection Dutuit, Paris, Petit Palais, 1980, no. 69.
Cp. a similar pair of bronzes in the Hermitage, nos. V866 and V867.
Ex French collection.
1st-2nd Century AD
L. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.)
Art of the Ancient World, 2006, no. 58