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Relief of youth standing on head of Medusa

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Relief of a youth standing on the head of Medusa. His right arm is missing. Broken at ankles.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 192); by 1901: with E. P. Warren (said to have been found at Capua); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, South Italian,

Dimensions

17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7991a-b

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture