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Dwarf eating grapes

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Grotesque figure of a dwarf in a dance-like pose, wearing a loin cloth, holding a bunch of grapes in his left hand. He has an oversized head, long torso, and underside arms and legs. His bent right leg is now missing. His bald head features a prominent brow, large nose, large ears, and large...

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Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Anthedon.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Anthedon, Boiotia, Greece

Dimensions

9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.159

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture