Mask of New Comedy
20 cm (7 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: H.: 0.20 m.
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)
Mask of a slave, cook or parasite in New Comedy–receding hair, short hair, bulging eyes exaggerated brows and sidelong glance. Part of a frieze. A similar mask with similar function found in Tarentum, Southern Italy
According to Classical Journal 58 (1962), p. 12: probably from near Tarentum; by date unknown: Dr. Herbert A. Cahn Collection; gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn to MFA, November 8, 1961
Gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn