Foot of a youth


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 223.


14 x 15 cm (5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



The edge of the plinth survives on the left, below the foot; from the lower edge as preserved to the wedge at the instep, it has been broken irregularly, on a diagonal, leaving only a little piece below the wedge at the heel. There is a large dowel hole running vertically in the break at the ankle. The surfaces are discolored, the overall coloring being yellow.
This left foot from a statue is raised up and forward slightly by means of a wedge between the heel and sole and the plinth.

Scientific Analysis:
Marble has been scientifically tested with X-Ray Diffraction and determined to be Calcitic.
Harvard Lab No. HI214: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.48 / delta18O -3.30, Attribution - Aphrodisias 2, Paros 2, Prokonnesos, Thasos-Cape Phaneri and Thasos-Aliki, Usak, Denizli 1, Heracleia, Mylasa, Naxos-Melanes, Justification - Coarse-grained marble.


By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Colletion; 1876: gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins