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Statuette of dancing nude youth. Elaborate garland of ivy leaves, berries, and ribbons on the head; curls down his neck. Missing: right hand, and some of the toes of the right foot. Also missing part of the left hand. Pale gray surface. Hang-hole on the back. Red clay.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Greek, East Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 100–60 B.C.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 057.

Dimensions

31.1 cm (12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.377

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture