The figure stands awkwardly with his big feet on a circular pedestal; he wears a poet's wreath on his head and a himation which envelopes his arms. Some encrustation; green and brown patina.
From a sale in Paris, June 7, 1922, lot 114 (information from S. Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, V, p. 351, no. 2); by 1960: with Fahim Kouchakji, 30 East 60th Street, Suite 904, New York 22; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Fahim Kouchakji for $ 800.00
Gift of Edward Robinson, by exchange