Greek Masked Actor
Greek Masked Actor
Greek Masked Actor
Greek Masked Actor
Greek Masked Actor
Greek Masked Actor

Greek Masked Actor

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During the  Golden Age of Athens, the art of theatre thrived.  Actors wore grotesque masks and performed satirical comedies and gruesome tragedies in open air theatres throughout the Greek world.   Amongst the many artefacts that have been discovered throughout Greece, that document this exciting period in the development of modern day theatre are fourteen figurines said to have been found together in a burial in Attica. 

These little statues represent the various characters present in classical Greek theatre, and this particular fellow is based on one reputed to be impersonating a politician ( I make no comment about any likeness he may, or may not, have to any modern day politicians).  With his trousers missing and his nether regions pulled upwards with a string, he would originally have been painted in bright, garish colours.  Dating from the late 5th to the early 4th Century BC, examples of this figurine style were known from Southern Russia to Spain.


White Earthenware or Pipe clay


Approx. 220 mm tall, 100 mm wide, 60mm  base diameter


This replica  has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  It has been fired to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, to emulate the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is common with the original Greek Pottery and giving each piece it's unique character.

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Don't take our word for it

Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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