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Caricature: poet reciting

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 330 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7891

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Caricature: poet reciting. Large head with hook nose and mouth open to show teeth. The figure wore a wreath, of which three leaves are left. Red on hair and beard; blue on leaves; yellow on flesh and himation. White slip in many places.
Label text:
The actor may be connected with “Middle Comedy,” just before the time of Menander.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution