Parthian Plaque of a Reclining Banqueter

Lot 620: Parthian Plaque of a Reclining Banqueter

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December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
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Description: 1st century BC-1st century AD. A baked clay plaque formed as a reclining bearded man with large circular eyes lying on a bed, holding a cup (?); zig-zag pattern to the long tunic. 124 grams, 11.4cm (4 1/2"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. The funerary banquet was a popular tradition especially with Eastern Greeks. This tradition was notably widespread in Hellenistic time, when Greek culture expanded and both religious and art ideas were incorporated and adapted in Persian area. Particularly in Parthian art, we can find both large marble panels with banquet scenes together and much smaller clay figurines of individuals in reclining position dating to the late Hellenistic period. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.
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