Head of a youth
about 530 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Laconia
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 025; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).
Height: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
This head from a small statue of a young warrior is hollow cast, with a vent or pour hole above the forehead. The point of the cap or helmet is missing. Greenish, brown patina.
By 1886: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1886. Said to have come from Sparta); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund