Inv. n°: MMoCA571

Alexandrian Bronze Figurine Representing a Grotesque Ithypalllic Male Head

Distended narrow head, curved in a light crescent. He has a leering expression with puckered brow, his tongue lolling out to the right. Back pierced for attachment. This object may have functioned as an amulet.

h. 5.6 x w. 1 cm

1st century BC



  • Ex private collection, Florida, USA, acquired Circa 1980
  • French private collection, With a French passport
  • Acquired at Charles Ede Limited, London, 29th June 2010, lot 8821


  • J. Spier, "Roman Bronzes" in M. Merrony (ed.), Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, France, 2011, p. 140, fig. 35


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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