Greek, Myrina, Asia Minor
2nd century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 116.
5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Greece: Greek Theater Gallery (Gallery 215C)
Tragic mask of a bearded old man (leukos aner) worn by elderly heroes of tragedy
wearing a wig with a high coiffure (onkos)–towers high over the head. feature of tragic masks started in 4th C BC
Much of the original red pigment survives
By date unknown: 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