User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Bearded Figure Playing Double Flutes

Front of bearded figure. Preserved to the waist. He is nude and has a broad fillet tied around his forehead, the ends falling on his shoulders. He is playing the double flute.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Mesma.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Accession Number

13.220

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture