Mask of Female character from New Comedy

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic period
4th to 3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.175

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Ancient Greece: Greek Theater Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Actor’s mask of False Virgin from New Comedy–haire plaited with a diadem, open mouth
Face covered with white slip; hair dull reddish brown. Top of the head perforated by two holes, for suspension.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Purchased in Rome); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, February 1895

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren