Galerie Günter Puhze
Ancient Art

Object: 7291

Alabastron in the form of a pot-bellied man

East Greek, circa 520 BC

Terracotta. Perfume bottle in the form of a pot-bellied man in a semi-seated position. He is depicted nude except for a wide bandage that holds his whole belly. On his head with a chubby-cheeked face the vessel's spout. His hands rest on his enormous belly. An almost identical alabastron in the British Museum. Losses to the right side at the shoulder, on the head and at the spout.

cf. The British Museum number: 1861,1024.2

Provenance
German private collection D. W., family owned since the 1930s.
             
H 14 cm

Price € 5.500