Figurine of a boy and a goose

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 024.


11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Group of boy and goose. The boy holds the goose by the neck with the right hand and with his left he holds its bill. He is nude and has an himation hanging over his left arm between him and the goose. He has his hair plaited down the centre of his head and arranged with a bow. The group is modeled in relief fashion. All the color except the white slip has disappeared.

Red clay.


By date unknown: Collection of S. D'Ehrenhoff, Swedish Minister to the Sublime Porte; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Likewise no. 31 in Catalogue of S. D'Ehrenhoff's sale, and again stated to have come from Myrina. The sale occurred 23. Feb. 1893.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, October 1896

Credit Line

Anonymous gift