Young male votary

Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 459.


78 cm (30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Head, most of the neck, parts of the feet, and the edges of the plinth have been broken away. The surfaces are covered with a crusty brown calcite patina.
The young man was presumably set against a wall or flanking a roadway, for the statue has a flat back. He wears a chiton and ample himation, the latter arranged so as to create a fold about the middle. The right hand holds a vase, and an object, perhaps a jar or pyxis, appears in the left.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription