Grotesque Terracotta Head (perhaps a Mime or an Actor)
This male head is cut straight under the neck. It is hollow and would have been molded in a bivalve mold. The face shows the exaggerated and archetypal features of the Greek-Roman images known as “grotesque”.
This statue was cast into a rosy beige clay covered with a white slip. The old woman, is seated on a stool; her face is covered with a grotesque mask and her gaze directed toward the baby she holds in her naked arms.