Mask of Gay Youth from New Comedy

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
middle 2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 114.

Dimensions

11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7752

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Red clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution