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Figurine of a hunchbacked dwarf holding grapes

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Dwarf with a prominent hunchback, holding a bunch a grapes. This is a caricature with oversized head and brows, wide nose and mouth, and thin, small arms. Spine and ribs are articulated. There are no known parallels for this type but it recalls terracottas from the site of Smyrna that show...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Boston, Mass.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, late 3rd–2nd century B.C.


10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World