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Head of a youth

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Head of a youth broken from a plaque. The curls on the forehead are in a straight line. On the sides and on the neck small circles have been pressed into the wet clay with a punch.

Provenance

By date unknown: Herbert Hoffmann Collection (from Crete); gift of Herbert Hoffmann to MFA, April 10, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Hoffmann

Greek, Orientalizing Period, about 650 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Crete, Greece

Dimensions

5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.465

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture