Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 058.
Height: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, probably from Mount Pentelikon, near Athens
Not On View
This small head gives every appearance of being a representation of an ideal human being rather than of a god or even a hero. The slight asymmetry of the nose, turning to the subject’s left, combined with the greater amount of unfinished hair over the left ear, suggests the head might have been carved to be seen best in profile to the right.
The surfaces have been cleaned with acid, but they retain some incrustation and a light yellow patina.
By 1914: with L. Pollak, Rome; purchased by MFA from L. Pollak, June 4, 1914
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution