Acanthus Gallery (New York, New York), sold to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 1987.
Not currently on view
Roundel with Comic Mask
Greek (South Italian)
South Italy (?) (Place Created)
about 300 B.C.
2.1 × 7 cm (13/16 × 2 3/4 in.)
Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
A mask of the sort worn by an actor in a comic play decorates this bronze
The form of the mask and the expression of impish guile are very similar to masks decorating pottery made in the Greek colonies in South Italy, especially in
True, Marion, and Kenneth Hamma, eds. A Passion For Antiquities. Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, exh. cat. (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994), p. 74, cat. no. 30.
"Museum Acquisitions Between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1998." The Report of the J. Paul Getty Trust (1997-98), p. 65.