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A half-figure of a youth with long, curly locks springs from an acanthus bud on a small, rectangular plinth. He is clad in a full himation, with a large brooch on the left shoulder. Hands and arms are hidden beneath the drapery, which forms large zigzags in front and is completely smooth in...

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By date unknown: Charles S. Lipson Collection (said to be from Alexandria in Egypt); gift of Charles S. Lipson to MFA, April 12, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–250

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 663; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).


Height x depth: 10 x 7.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World