Statuette of an old man offering grapes to a girl

Greek
Archaic Period
first quarter of 5th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece (said to be from), Boiotia, Tanagra

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 8 x 5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.350

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Old man seated, holding a pomegranate in his left hand and a bunch of grapes in his right. He offers the grapes to an outreaching child who stands before him. Hair and beard of old man are white, flesh red-brown. His himation is indicated by white color. Grapes are dark brown, and pomegranate darker than flesh. Chair yellow. The child has white flesh, black hair, and a yellow garment.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens and said to be from Tanagra.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund