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Seated Dwarf

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Statuette of a dwarf seated. The figure, large bellied, dolichophallic and with grotesque features, is seated with left leg drawn up and head resting on left hand; in right hand a club; lion's skin on head.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Mesma.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, South Italian,

Place of Manufacture

Medma, Italy

Dimensions

10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.97

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture