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Figurine of a man cooking

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Statuette of man seated, cooking. A jug rests on a pile of fagots in front of him; jug black, fagots red brown. Face and flesh of man ruddy, chlamys indicated by yellow color; yellow shoes; holds a yellow stick. Thumb of right hand missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens & said to have come from Tanagra.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece (said to have come from)

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

97.349

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture