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Roman bronze pendant in the form of a theater mask 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

BPP04
$8,500


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