Head of an athlete pouring oil into his hand
late 2nd century B.C. after a late Classical original of around 360 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 154; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).
Height: 23cm (9 1/16 in.); length (from mouth to roots of the hair: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens
Not On View
What remains is in good preservation except for slight damage to the tip of the nose. Parts of the hair and the left side of the face are covered with incrustation. The marble has acquired a yellow tone.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to MFA archival card: from Athens); January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund