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Nude youth

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The youth held an object such as a kantharos or phiale in his lowered right hand. He could have been an attendant from a large "funerary banquet" relief. The head, left arm, and legs below the knees are missing. The relief is relatively thin and the figure fairly flat. The back of the...

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Provenance

Presumably from Greece.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 088; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x depth: 14 x 3 cm (5 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.442

Medium or Technique

Marble, Attic mainland, probably Pentelic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture