Caricature of a slave
Greek, East Greek
1st century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 111.
14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of slave standing. He is leaning to the right and he has his right arm bent upwards. He looks like he is carrying a weight over his shoulder. He wears a short chiton girded around his hips. He has a bald head and projecting ears. His preserved foot is very large.
Missing: Right leg from above knee and left arm from point where it emerges from the sleeve. A piece missing from the back.
All colors have disappeared.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution