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Caricature: poet reciting

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Caricature: poet reciting. Large head with hook nose and mouth open to show teeth. The figure wore a wreath, of which three leaves are left. Red on hair and beard; blue on leaves; yellow on flesh and himation. White slip in many places. Label text: The actor may be connected with "Middle...

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World