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Head of a grotesque figurine

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Head of what is probably a depiction of a mentall ill or deformed individual, with hair as if brushed back in a wet mass from the forehead; on cheeks and chin a scraggy beard; traces of red behind the right ear. Likely part of the coroplastic repetoire of Smyrna which depicted various illnesses and...

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 323–31 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna, Ionia, Asia Minor


3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World