Hellenistic Terracotta Head of a Grotesque

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2441
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). Since over 120 years in the family estate.
Condition: Unrestored, a missing part on the left side, otherwise intact.
Description: Very strikingly distinct face of a grotesque. The man with a suffering expression has a large hook nose framed by nasolabial folds, bulging brows drawn upwards with forehead wrinkles above and narrow eyes. The mouth with thick lips is slightly open. The right, still preserved ear sits deep. On the notched inside back the fingerprints of the sculpturer are preserved. Possibly from Smyrna. Mounted.