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Boy holding an oinochoe and a cup

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Boy draped in a fringed himation leaving the right arm and shoulder bare. In his right hand he holds an oinochoë, in his left, a cup. A fragmentary diadem on his head is pierced with six holes. No base; the feet connected by a bar of terracotta.

Provenance

By 1892: Camille Lecuyer Collection; by 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Lesbos; and said to be the best specimen from that island. Bought in Paris. 1901); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 323–31 B.C.

Dimensions

22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.227

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture