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Terracotta figure of a boy in Greek dress holding a theatrical mask. He may be an actor, or he may represent the learning of Greek literature and drama as part of a traditional education.
- Production date
Height: 12.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Sir Hans Sloane’s ‘Miscellanea’ catalogue is a bound volume in Central Archives containing seven separate catalogues: ‘Miscellanies’, ‘Antiquities’, ‘Seals’, ‘Pictures’, ‘Mathematical Instruments’, ‘Agate Handles’ and ‘Agate Cups, Bottles, Spoons’. Each contains numbered entries that list and describe objects collected by Sloane between the 1680s and 1750s. Each catalogue begins with object number one.
Text from Sloane Miscellanea catalogue: Miscellanea Antiquities 962 "962. One figure wt. the head of another fastened by straps to its right shoulder. Id."; id referring to Miscellanea Antiquities 980 "980. A Roman Lamp of red earth wt. a leopard at top & undernearth the word. Ra gu aug su from Rome from the Collection of Cardinall Gualtieri by the Abbe Sterbini"
For discussion on the piece in its pantomime context see K.M.D. Dunbabin "The Pantomime Theonoe on a mosaic from Zeugma" in Journal of Roman Archaeology 23 (2010) pp. 413 - 426. P 419, fig. 6.
- On display (G70/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1926,0324.74
Miscellaneous number: SLAntiq.962
Sloane Miscellanea Catalogue number: 962 (Antiquities)