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Head and torso of a hunchback (Aesop?) figurine

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Head and torso of a hunchback (Aesop?). Body distorted and ill proportioned, as is commonly found in the Smyrnaic repetoire. head dignified and of the usual Herakles type; arms and legs were attached. Traces of white slip and a dark red body color.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic or Roman Period, 2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7622

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture