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Head of a youth

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The life-sized male youth tilts his head to his left while gazing downwards. His long, oval face is defined by a thick lower lip and a flat, prominent chin. His short curly hair is articulated above the forehead but is left rough on the back of the head. Condition: The upper part of the left...

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Provenance

By 1922: with E. P. Warren (according to his letter of 5.7.22 the head had been purchased recently in Paris and came from Greece); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, July 20, 1922, for $ 12,500.00

Credit Line

Ellen Gray Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 060.

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.613

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture