Youth from a pediment or relief

Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 010; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 8.4 x 5.3 cm (3 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Limestone, close-grained

Not On View


The Ancient World


Architectural elements

A projection on the right side of the neck and the unfinished right ear indicate this head belonged to a small pedimental group or a relief, with the major view being the left profile. The hair is treated as a smooth mass, with scalloped edges along the forehead, and was apparently caught up in a roll behind the ears.
The head has been injured slightly on the right temple and the same side of the jaw. The surfaces are now fairly crusty and yellow.


By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Greece & that is all certain, but the seller swore it was from the Acropolis); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund