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Dancing Dwarf


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Description The peaked cap suggests that the dancer is a mime who wears the traditional headdress of a clown or buffoon. Despite, or because of, their deformity, dwarfs held a respected position in Egyptian society and were often credited with magical powers.
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Pozzi Collection Sale, 1919, no. 420; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1919, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
3rd century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
cast bronze with silver inlay
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Accession Number
54.1107
Measurements
H: 4 1/2 x W: 1 9/16 x D: 1 5/16 in. (11.4 x 4 x 3.3 cm)
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