Bronze Statuette of a Dancing Actor

Culture: Greek
Period: 1st century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2247
Provenance: English private collection, acquired prior to 1980.
Condition: Both feet and left hand missing, all in all of strong expression.
Description: Late-Hellenistic solid bronze statuette of an actor, wearing a grotesque mask with a wide open mouth. Thrown over his left shoulder is a robe. The billowing belly is covered with a cropped cloth. The actor is in a defending or dancing posture. The weight is on his right leg, the arms resting on his thighs, the left arm is broken. Mounted.