Comic actor (running slave)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 113.

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7679

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Comic actor striding left. He wears a comic mask; mask is yellow; red is also used; Missing: left arm; fingers and thumb of right, which has been broken and repaired; front of right foot. White slip.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Belonged to the Bernardhakis collection. Bought in Athens: from Myrina.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution