University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS349
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Greek
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 299-0 BC
Early Date: 299
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Human Dwarf
Length: 8.59cm
Width: 6.35cm

Description

Grotesque dancing dwarf. Figure wears a loose garment like a t-shirt but open along both sides, covering him in front only to his lower abdomen, in back covering his buttocks. He wears on his head a plain band terminating in two "wings" set at angles in front. On top of his head is a projecting element which is broken off. His right hand and his right foot are missing. An extraordinarily long penis curls under his left leg.


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