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Lower body of a youth

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The young man, whose pubic hair is rendered in two tiers of softly curving, striated locks (three above and two below) carried his weight on his left leg with the right leg placed diagonally at his side. A pronounced indentation of the curving spine accentuates the back of the figure. ...

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By date unknown: Melvin N. Blake and Frank M. Purnell Collection; gift of the estate of Melvin Blake to MFA, January 22, 2003

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Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Collection

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 164-165.


Height x width x depth: 82.6 x 45.7 x 38.1 cm (32 1/2 x 18 x 15 in.)

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The Ancient World