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Youth from a pediment or relief

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A projection on the right side of the neck and the unfinished right ear indicate this head belonged to a small pedimental group or a relief, with the major view being the left profile. The hair is treated as a smooth mass, with scalloped edges along the forehead, and was apparently caught up in...

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Provenance

By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Greece & that is all certain, but the seller swore it was from the Acropolis); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 010; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 8.4 x 5.3 cm (3 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.312

Medium or Technique

Limestone, close-grained

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements