Hellenistic Terracotta Head of a Grotesque

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Terrakotta
Dimensions: 3.4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2440
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). Since over 120 years in the family estate.
Condition: On the back of the head a layer of gypsum for the mount. The head unrestored.
Description: Strikingly distinct face of a grotesque. The man with a bald head, bulging brows and deep frown lines. The cheekbones and jaw are prominent, on the sides deep mentolabial folds. The ears are slightly protruding, the chin formed to a double chin by the thick neck. On the flat back of the head the collection number 215. Mounted.