Head of a caricature figurine
Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic or Roman
2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D.
4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Caricature. Idiot’s head: small skull, pinched together in front; huge ears; large nose with high bridge; heavy lips; large mouth, which is open. Bald. Part of the right ear missing.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought privately from Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution