Boy holding a tragic mask

Greek
Mid-Third Century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra

Dimensions

13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7847

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated boy holding a tragic mask on his right knee. Red on attachment of petasos; traces of flesh-color on body, of pink on himation, of black on base and seat. White slip in places. Front of right foot and petasos hat (see Boston 01.7853) are missing.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution