Boy Carrying an alabastron

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 190–180 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 022.


Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of a boy walking, carrying an alabastron. He wears an himation, which covers his body from the hips down and hangs from his left side. He has his hair tied in a bow and plaited down the centre of his head. On the back of the shoulder above a large rectangular opening there is a stamp of laureate head of Apollo (14 mm. ) . Traces of white slip, creamy flesh tint.

Yellow clay


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution