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Fragment of a seated figure

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This figurine represents a comic actor, with a grotesque body type, seated on a cubic base. The head is missing, and the rear and sides of base are broken off. The figure sits with his legs crossed at the ankles and his left arm folded across his chest. His right arm is raised to support his...

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Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.6 x 5.6 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.168

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta), mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture