Caricature of a poet singing

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Dimensions

16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7909

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Caricature of a poet singing. He wears a high wreath or stephane and carries a lyre. Traces of green on wreath; red-brown on hair; red-brown and white on lyre; light, brownish flesh color; red on eyes and lips; black eyebrows and lashes; pink and white on chiton; white on mantle; creamy color on shoes; red stripe around base.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution