Mask of Gay Youth from New Comedy
Greek, East Greek
middle 2nd century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 114.
11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)
Beardless mask representing a youth from New Comedy of Menander. The mouth is open, a wreath of leaves and fruit with a round fillet is hanging on the forehead.
Traces of red on hair; blue on leaves;orange on face;
Two holes for suspension.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution