Terracotta statuette of a mime with a shield, Terracotta, Greek

Terracotta statuette of a mime with a shield

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
5 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (13.3 x 7 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Gordian Weber, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.305.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Statue of an emaciated old man, with an oversized head and grotesque features. A shield is under is right arm, resting on his leg.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2001. "One Hundred Thirty-first Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 131: p. 19.