Youth holds a mask from New Comedy

Greek
about 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.453

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A nude youth with a cloak over his left shoulder, holds a mask from New Comedy; he wears a wreath indicating that he was in a banquet scene.

Provenance

1918, gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson