Terracotta statuette of an actor

Terracotta | 8.4 x 8.4cm | Late 5th-early 4th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

Fourteen of these figures are said to have been found together in a burial in Attica. They are among the earliest known statuettes of actors and are superbly executed and preserved. Originally they were brightly painted. They document the beginning o...
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