Nude youth

Greek
Classical or Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C. or later


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 088; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x depth: 14 x 3 cm (5 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.442

Medium or Technique

Marble, Attic mainland, probably Pentelic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The youth held an object such as a kantharos or phiale in his lowered right hand. He could have been an attendant from a large “funerary banquet” relief.

The head, left arm, and legs below the knees are missing. The relief is relatively thin and the figure fairly flat. The back of the background is finished off roughly.

Provenance

Presumably from Greece.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson