The helmet-like headdress on this representation of a youth indicates that he is not an ordinary human but likely an Etruscan hero. He may have been part of a large terracotta sculptural decoration for a temple pediment.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.74b, pp. 230-1, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.