Youth

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 058.

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.526

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Mount Pentelikon, near Athens

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This small head gives every appearance of being a representation of an ideal human being rather than of a god or even a hero. The slight asymmetry of the nose, turning to the subject’s left, combined with the greater amount of unfinished hair over the left ear, suggests the head might have been carved to be seen best in profile to the right.
The surfaces have been cleaned with acid, but they retain some incrustation and a light yellow patina.

Provenance

By 1914: with L. Pollak, Rome; purchased by MFA from L. Pollak, June 4, 1914

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution