Head of a youth

Cypriote
Archaic Period
about 575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 415.

Dimensions

6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.739

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The head is broken below the mouth; the nose is battered, and a piece has ben chipped from the upper part of the head. What remains, however, is in good condition and carved in a forceful, provincial (?) style.
Archaic curls are arranged around the youth’s forehead, and a headcloth appears behind. He also wears elaborate ear ornaments.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription