|Collection:||Paris, Musée du Louvre|
|Title:||Statuette of a cook|
|Findspot:||Said to be found at Thespiai|
|Summary:||A cook sitting in front of a grill (low trough)|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 525 BC - ca. 500 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.095 m; L. 0.12 m|
Subject Description: A man wearing a long chiton sits on a low stool, leaning towards a grill (a long trough with indentations to hold a spit at each short end). A small loaf of bread rests on the edge of the grill, to the left of the man, and two cooking pots rest on the ground to his right. The entire assemblage sits on a rectangular base.
Condition Description: Most of the white slip has flaked off, and reddish-brown (rust) stains mar the lower surface of the statuette.
Material Description: Light reddish-brown terracotta
Technique Description: All but the mold-made head are modeled by hand.
Collection History: Acquired by the Louvre in 1892.