Suspension Disk with Comic mask of a slave

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


Accession Number

87.399

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Mask of Slave from New Comedy with tigh peaked speira (high hairstyle) and trumpet beard
molded in high relief on a disc with two holes for suspension–possibly a tomb decoration
From Myrina
 Mended.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer