Figurine of a grotesque man

Description
A terracotta figure, originally coloured, many small clay statuettes like this were made in Tanagra in Greece. The grotesque man in this model may represent a theatrical figure. The figure measures approximately 13 cm tall, and has a circular vent hole at the back. It dates from the classical Greek period (500-336 BC).
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/456
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
figurine of a grotesque man
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
grotesque seated figurine, Tanagra style
Dimensions
whole width 70 mm; whole height 130 mm; whole depth 50 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; pigment
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection County
Crete?
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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