Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a boy and a rooster

2nd century B.C.
Greek, Asia Minor, Pontus
H. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Roosters were a favored pet of young boys in ancient Greece.
Robinson, Edward. 1907. "New Greek and Roman Acquisitions: I. Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2(1): p. 7.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 128, 269, pl. 109b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Summerer, Lâtife. 1999. Hellenistische Terrakotten aus Amisos : ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte des Pontosgebietes. cat. S IV 25, p. 204, pl. 51, Stuttgart: F. Steiner.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 35 [p. 8].

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