Classical or Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C. or later
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 088; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).
Height x depth: 14 x 3 cm (5 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, Attic mainland, probably Pentelic
Not On View
The youth held an object such as a kantharos or phiale in his lowered right hand. He could have been an attendant from a large “funerary banquet” relief.
The head, left arm, and legs below the knees are missing. The relief is relatively thin and the figure fairly flat. The back of the background is finished off roughly.
Presumably from Greece.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson