This figure can possibly be identified as a pedagogue by his stooped posture and old age. His face is expressive and illustrates the influence of the theater. However, he is far from grotesque, and instead has an aura of erudition and decorum. For a similar example in terracotta, wearing a himation and holding a bag of gaming pieces, now in the Louvre, see no. 81 in Pasquier and Aravantinos, et al., Tanagra, Myth et Archéologie.
An analysis and metallography report from Oxford Materials confirming authenticity accompanies this lot.