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Near Eastern art
6th – 5th century B.C.
H : 6.8 cm
Complete but arms lost, torso glued, chipped. Abundant remnants of red-brown paint, slightly worn surface.
The statuette depicts a standing man, with a mask, which characterizes him as an actor. He is dressed in a large cloak. As it is usually the case at that time for terracotta examples, our figurine was molded in two parts, the front and the back.
The huge spiraled horns are this figurine’s main feature both visually and because they enable us to confidently identify the species represented.
This statuette represents an adult, though beardless man with youthful features.
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