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Ancient Roman Bronze Figure of a Comic Actor - 100 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,291) 99.7%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201025928804 A rare ancient Roman bronze figure of a comic actor, dating to around the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. With a slender, simple form, the bronze cast figure is shown wearing a comic actor's mask and standing nonchalantly on a short plinth. Dressed in a tunic and close fitting patterned trousers, the right hand grasps the left wrist. The eyes clearly incised, the long hair reaches down to his lower back. Roman actors had bad reputations and their morals challenged even the decadence of Roman society. Their performances could be lewd, highly sexual and offensive. Yet these theatrical shows remained hugely popular with ordinary Romans. This piece, likely the finial of a short blade or tool, reflects their popularly and prominent place in Roman culture. An attractive, genuine and fascinating Roman bronze depiction. Height mounted: 3 1/2 inches. Height of bronze: 2 3/4 inches. Condition: Very good, unrestored. Provenance: Ex. British private collection, acquired 1990's. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Material: Bronze, Original or Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Culture: Roman

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