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He is kneeling and ithyphallic, right hand shading the eyes and the left on his ankle. Recalls terracotta grotesques from Smyrna. Greenish black patina, with metallic and earthy encrustation.

Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Smyrna, 1898); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 200–50 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 133; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.32b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture