Youthful hero or athlete

Imperial Period
perhaps mid-1st century A.D., after a Greek original of 330–320 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 168; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 25.5 x 15.2 cm (10 1/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Not On View


The Ancient World



The end of the nose is missing; the right ear has been injured; and the left side of the face and neck have a crusty deposit.

Roman copy of a Greek original of 330–320 B.C.

Scientific Analysis:
Harvard Lab No. HI222: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.27 / delta18O -6.90, Attribution - Pentelikon, Justification - Fine-grained marble, from Rome.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund