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Marble head of a youth from a relief

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 13 in. (33 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.91.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
This head probably was part of a large, elaborate grave monument. The strongly projecting forehead and deep-set eyes, which give an intense expression to the face, are similar in style to works that have been associated with Skopas, a famous sculptor of the fourth century B.C.
Said to have been found at Ialysos, Rhodes

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(11): pp. 210-1, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 230, fig. 140, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 270, 272, fig. 190, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 270, 272, fig. 190, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 75, 403, fig. 171, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 106, 245, pl. 85c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 118, p. 72, pl. 91, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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