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Comic actor (running slave)

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Comic actor striding left. He wears a comic mask; mask is yellow; red is also used; Missing: left arm; fingers and thumb of right, which has been broken and repaired; front of right foot. White slip.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 130–60 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 113.

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7679

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture