Hellenistic Relief Terracotta Head of a Grotesque

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 2.7 cm x 3.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2443
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). Since over 120 years in the family estate.
Condition: Unrestored
Description: Small relief terracotta head of a bald grotesque with an over-large crook nose, broad mouth formed to a smile and large, protruding ears. The eyes are slightly narrow. The high cheekbones and the deep dimple on the cheek provide yet a friendly expression to the angular face. See for the type of the small head in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with the Accession Number 2000.667.2b. Mounted.