about 460 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 050; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
An attachment (finial) for a candelabrum? The youth is standing on a small plinth, leaning cross-legged on a thin club, and wearing a chlamys. His right hand held something, perhaps a phiale. There is a fillet in the hair, and the locks falling over the forehead recall the Blond Boy from the Acropolis. A certain linear quality in the arrangement of the folds of the drapery also suggests the late Archaic to early Transitional periods (about 480 B.C.), but treatment of the muscles seems advanced by at least a generation. So does the line of the profile, seen in side view. Brown patina with greenish corrosion.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896
Catharine Page Perkins Fund