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Statuette of an old man offering grapes to a girl

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Old man seated, holding a pomegranate in his left hand and a bunch of grapes in his right. He offers the grapes to an outreaching child who stands before him. Hair and beard of old man are white, flesh red-brown. His himation is indicated by white color. Grapes are dark brown, and pomegranate...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens and said to be from Tanagra.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, first quarter of 5th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece (said to be from)

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.350

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture