Figurine of a "Crocodile Man"

Modern
Modern


Dimensions

4.5 x 1.4 cm (1 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1681

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Modern work in the style of Early Minoan III. “Crocodile man” with arms and legs bending up in loops; feet under elbows, hands under chin. Criss-cross incised design on limbs and side of flat back-strip. Head flat on top, with large hole, as at bottom. Three small holes on sides and back at eye-level. Broken and mended.

Provenance

By 1965: with Tassos Zoumboulakis, Athens; purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis, December 8, 1965

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund and Seth K. Sweetser Fund