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Actor as Woman with a Baby

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The actor wears the mask of an old woman and is completely wrapped in a long himation. The baby seems to be a cylindrical prop with a conical top. The actor touches his chin, perhaps in astonishment, perpelexity, or simply the act of eating.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens (Rhousopoulos: whose is the mark [in Greek] Athenon 1877).); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical Period, 375–350 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World