Youth Drawn by a Dog Cart

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

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 028.


8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Boy driving a wheeled cart, which is drawn by dogs. The group is standing on a two-step base. The boy is wearing a chlamys, which is hanging behind his back and the wind flies it out. He has his hair tied up behind. His hands are extended in the front and he touches the dogs or holds the bridles. He lifts his right foot in a squatting position and rests it on the right wheel of the cart. The plinth has traces of yellow slip; the cart traces of blue; the wheel is gilded; boy’s flesh is creamy-colored; chlamys pink; lips vermilion; hair yellow; mouths of dogs red.

Red clay


By date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: Hôtel Drouot auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection (Paris, May 15-19, 1899, lot 206); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Hoffmann Sale 1899, no. 206 = T.C. Gréau pl. 34.1); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution