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Head of a youth

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This round, oriental yet schematic face provides a sculptural revelation of the late Archaic to early Classical tradition as developed in the Greek areas on the edge of the rich, luxurious Persian empire. The back of the head and the neck have been broken off at an angle from upper back...

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Said to have come from Philadelphia in Lydia and from a private collection in Germany (according to the catalogue entry in Sculpture in Stone); by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; by 1969: Landon T. Clay Collection; June 11, 1969: gift to MFA from Landon T. Clay

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 510–480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 022.


Height x width: 27 x 19 cm (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Ushak, Turkey


The Ancient World