Youth dancing

Greek, East Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
100–60 B.C.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 057.

Dimensions

31.1 cm (12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.377

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of dancing nude youth. Elaborate garland of ivy leaves, berries, and ribbons on the head; curls down his neck. Missing: right hand, and some of the toes of the right foot. Also missing part of the left hand. Pale gray surface. Hang-hole on the back.

Red clay.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer