Relief of youth standing on head of Medusa

Greek, South Italian


Dimensions

17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7991a-b

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Relief of a youth standing on the head of Medusa. His right arm is missing. Broken at ankles.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 192); by 1901: with E. P. Warren (said to have been found at Capua); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution