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Comic actor pretending to be a woman by covering his head

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Comic actor, standing. Wears somation and himation, and comic mask. Missing: feet and base. Old Comedy (Bieber).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7758

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture