Old man walking
Greek, East Greek
1st century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 110.
16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of an old man, probably a slave, walking. He has his hands bent forward . He is nude except from a chlamys that he is wearing on his shoulders. He has a bald head, projecting ears, heavy facial features, large feet, large phallus. He wears a thick wreath on his head and sandals on his feet. He might be a character from the mimes or a caricature.
Missing: parts of right shoulder, drapery and arm of the left side.
His head and right foot are broken and replaced.
Traces of red on the left side of the mouth.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina; from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution