Figurine of a youth

Greek
Archaic Period
about 530 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 028; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.488

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The hair of this kouros is arranged in one row of tight curls over the forehead. It is tied with a straight fillet across the lower back of the head and is arranged in a deep V plait down the back. The right hand, left arm from above the elbow and both legs from the knee are missing. The surface is somewhat corroded. Dark green patina with lumps from casting. Object is attached to mount.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund