Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
150 B.C.–A.D. 10
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 144; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
11 cm ( 4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The dwarf is dancing with his right hand and left foot raised. Around his head is a narrow circlet, tied at the back and with two large projections over the forehead. He has a tiny pointed beard. A circular base probably did not belong, and has been removed. Two fingers on his right hand are broken away. Pitty green patina.
By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in 1900); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910
Gift of Edward Perry Warren