Lot 88

A GREEK SILVER FINIAL IN THE FORM OF A HEAD OF AN ACTOR Hellenistic Period, Circa 3rd – 1st Century B.C. In the form of an actor wearing a comic mask, with typical caricature facial features, with arched eyebrows, a broad nose, and a wide open mouth, the striated hair drawn back from the forehead into an anastole, 6cm high, Literature: For a similar example, see M. Bieber, The History of the Greek and Roman Theater, Princeton, 1971, p.102, no. 389, Provenance: Private collection Germany; With Archeo-Gallery, Cologne, 2001; Private collection, California, acquired from the above on 23 July 2001; and thence by descent.

Estimate: £700-£900