Old man walking

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 110.


16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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.

Pinkish-red clay.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution