Figurine of a grotesque man

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.
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
figurine of a grotesque man
Simple Name
Full Name
grotesque seated figurine, Tanagra style
whole width 70 mm; whole height 130 mm; whole depth 50 mm
Cultural Group
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Family Group

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

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