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Figure of herdsman carrying a goat

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The figure is a comic peasant caring for an animal or bringing it to a sanctuary as a gift. The man has bald head, protruding ears, full beard; dressed in a knee-length tunic and full mantle; shoes with little cuffs. Over the man's neck and shoulders, a goat is draped, the legs clutched in the...

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By 1983: Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Ariadne Galleries, Inc., November 9, 1983

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 078.


Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World