Figurine of comic actor, wearing a grotesque mask and a traveller's cloak

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
about 375 B.C.


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Sarcophagus No. 74

Dimensions

11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.162

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a standing actor; large bearded mask; hands clasped in front. Coarse red clay.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus No. 74. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America