Caricature of a man holding a wine cup (kantharos)

Greek
Late Classical Period
late 5th or early 4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia ?

Dimensions

27.2 cm (10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7759

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Caricature of a man, standing, clasping a kantharos to his breast. Figure was painted dark red, kantharos yellow, feet up to ankles white. A red stripe across the base. Repaired; some pieces from head and base are missing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution