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Figure of a Dwarf Holding a Rooster

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

Bronze

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.)
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
2001.34.1
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Greek, Alexandrian
Period: 
Hellenistic, early 2nd century B.C.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

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.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2001,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002): 127.

Susan B. Matheson, “Ancient Greek Bronzes at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 54, ill.

Galerie Günter Puhze, Freiburg, Germany, Kunst der Antike Ancient Art, sale cat. (2013), 22.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.