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

Greek Classical 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