Sideward turned male head with satyr-like features, possibly from an attendant.
The face is delicately modeled with knob eyes, a flattish nose and open mouth.
The hair is combed to groups of strands that radiate from the striking forehead.
Yellow-ochre incarnate with faint red pigment on the lips.
Gandhara, 3rd/4th century AD
H. 4.5 cm (1.8 in)
H. with stand 12.3 cm (4.8 in)
Fine condition. Broken at the neck level. Craze along the cheek and the forehead.
Private collection R.A., Zurich (Switzerland). Thence Swiss art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.