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Polyphemos reclining and holding a bowl

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Caricature of Polyphemos, reclining. Holds a bowl in his left hand. Dark red on body. White slip well preserved. Badly incrusted. Feet repaired, with restorations behind.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris: said from Thebes); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical Period,

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia ?, Greece

Dimensions

13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7760

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture