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Theatrical Mask

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Beardless mask representing a youth. The mouth is open, a wreath of leaves and fruit with a round fillet is hanging on the forehead. Traces of red on hair; blue on leaves;orange on face; Two holes for suspension. Red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, middle 2nd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 114.

Dimensions

11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7752

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture