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This herm of a young man, perhaps a commemorative or funerary representation of an athlete, was left in an unfinished state because a major flaw developed in the block of marble. This begins at the back of the head and runs, V-shaped, in two directions, ending by the left eye and left edge of...

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By 1936: with Brummer Gallery, Inc., 55 East 57th Street, New York (acquired in Paris by Brummer Gallery); purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery Inc., April 2, 1936, for $ 6,500.00

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Thessaly, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 028; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).


Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World