Caricature of a slave

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 111.


14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of slave standing. He is leaning to the right and he has his right arm bent upwards. He looks like he is carrying a weight over his shoulder. He wears a short chiton girded around his hips. He has a bald head and projecting ears. His preserved foot is very large.

Missing: Right leg from above knee and left arm from point where it emerges from the sleeve. A piece missing from the back.
All colors have disappeared.

Red-yellowish clay.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution