Head of a caricature figurine

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic or Roman
2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7624

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Caricature. Idiot’s head: small skull, pinched together in front; huge ears; large nose with high bridge; heavy lips; large mouth, which is open. Bald. Part of the right ear missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought privately from Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution