Girls playing knucklebones

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
330–300 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Capua or Cumae


Height: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); depth (of base): 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.); 0.05 H. of base

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On View

Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)


Europe, The Ancient World



Two girls on a brick-shaped base, facing each other. A spitz-dog in front; a bird sitting on a spherical object behind. Said to be from Capua or Cumae.


By date unknown: said to be in the Gréau Collection; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Capua ? Cumae?; H. Hoffmann Collection, Hôtel Drouot auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection, May 13-14, 1899, lot 128 [said to have been found at Capua]; by date unknown: Sir Gibson Carmichael Collection; purchased from Sir Gibson Carmichael by E. P. Warren); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900