Dwarf eating grapes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Anthedon

Dimensions

9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.159

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Grotesque figure of a dwarf in a dance-like pose, wearing a loin cloth, holding a bunch of grapes in his left hand. He has an oversized head, long torso, and underside arms and legs. His bent right leg is now missing. His bald head features a prominent brow, large nose, large ears, and large lips and mouth. He wears a loin cloth. The grapes could have Dionysiac associations.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Anthedon.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren