about A.D. 100–150, based on a Greek original of about 430 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 149; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).
Height x length (of face): 27.4 x 18 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens
Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)
The head was broken into four pieces, and the joins have been filled with plaster. Restorations in plaster are on the left side between the eye and the ear, the lower lid of the right eye, part of the upper lid, the tip of the nose with the right nostril, the tip of the right ear, and the end of the lobe of the left. The hair above the forehead is somewhat corroded; otherwise, the surfaces are in excellent condition.
Harvard Lab No. HI718: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.73 / delta18O -7.61, Attribution - Pentelikon, Justification - Fine grained marble.
By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (acquired in Italy and said to have been in the Cavendish-Bentinck and Newton-Robinson Collections); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900