Caricature head of an old bald man

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Place of Manufacture: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7920

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of bald old man with wrinkled face, protruding eyes, and open mouth. The crown of the head is split off, leaving soft, white, lime-like clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution