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Boy Carrying an alabastron

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Statuette of a boy walking, carrying an alabastron. He wears an himation, which covers his body from the hips down and hangs from his left side. He has his hair tied in a bow and plaited down the centre of his head. On the back of the shoulder above a large rectangular opening there is a stamp...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 190–180 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 022.


Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World