Comic actor carrying a basket

Greek
Late Classical Period
400-375 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7838

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Actor Figurine of stock character holding a basket on his head–part of the actors represented from Middle Comedy in 4th century

Yellow on top of basket and base of figure; trace of gilt on edge of basket; red on hair, beard, background, himation, and chiton; flesh-color on legs and arms. Broken and put together.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution