Caricature of a slave

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 111.

Dimensions

14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7676

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Red-yellowish clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution