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Head of a caricature figurine

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Caricature. Idiot's head: small skull, pinched together in front; huge ears; large nose with high bridge; heavy lips; large mouth, which is open. Bald. Part of the right ear missing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Dimensions

4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7624

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture