Dwarf dancing

Greek
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
150 B.C.–A.D. 10


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 144; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

11 cm ( 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.32j

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The dwarf is dancing with his right hand and left foot raised. Around his head is a narrow circlet, tied at the back and with two large projections over the forehead. He has a tiny pointed beard. A circular base probably did not belong, and has been removed. Two fingers on his right hand are broken away. Pitty green patina.

Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in 1900); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren