Figure of a Dwarf Holding a Rooster Artist: Unknown

Late 3rd century B.C. (original); early 2nd century B.C. (copy)

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art




7.6 cm (3 in.)
6.9 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm (2 11/16 × 1 11/16 × 1 in.)
with base: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Ruth Elizabeth White Fund

Accession Number



Hellenistic, early 2nd century B.C.


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Said to be from the Pitt-Rivers Collection; with John Hewett, London, until 1979; with Michael Ward 1979-1990; James Ede, acquired from the above, 1990; Royal Athena Galleries, acquired from the above, 1990; Sotheby's London, July 9-10, 1992, lot 466; John Kasmin, London, acquired from the above, 1992; Robert Haber & Associates, New York, acquired from the above, 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 2001.

  • Galerie Günter Puhze, Freiburg, Germany, Kunst der Antike Ancient Art, sale cat. (2013), 22.
  • Matthew M. McCarty, Ancient Bronzes: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, Spring 2006), 30–1, ill.
  • Susan B. Matheson, "Ancient Greek Bronzes at Yale," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 54, ill.
  • "Acquisitions 2001," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002): 127.
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