late 5th or early 4th Century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia ?
Height: 25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)
Parody of Herakles Kitharodes, the hero as kithara-player and the murder of his music teacher Linus. The parody of this myth, which is evident in the grotesque and exaggerated features of the figurine relates to the carnival-like character of the festival of the Kabirion, where many such figurines were found.
Flesh pink, lips red. About the base are two bands of red.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris, said from Thebes.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution