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Figurine of comic actor, wearing a grotesque mask and a traveller's cloak

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Statuette of a standing actor; large bearded mask; hands clasped in front. Coarse red clay.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus No. 74. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 375 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.162

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture