T. B. L. Webster, Monuments illustrating Old and Middle Comedy, 3rd ed. rev. by J. R. Green, London, 1978, p. 57, AT21f.
Cf. M. Bieber, The History of the Greek and Roman Theater, Princeton, 1971, p. 47, fig. 197 for the type (see lot 230 for another figure belonging to the same group). Identified as one of a pair of seated figures with contrasting expressions, the above 'traveller' appears dejected and has his finger greedily in his mouth. Although still with the costumes of Old Comedy the actors have begun to move towards the individual characterization of New Comedy, Bieber suggests particular roles for each of this group.