Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fragment of a marble grave stele with the head of a youth

Period:
Archaic
Date:
1st quarter of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.59
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
The very short hair, well-defined jaw, and unsmiling mouth identify this as a work of the early fifth century B.C. The eye was originally inset.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 147, 500, fig. 447, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 69, 210, pl. 50d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 22, p. 18, pl. 22c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Schäfer, Thomas. 1996. "Gepickt und versteckt. Zur Bedeutung und Funktion aufgerauhter Oberflächen in der spätarchaischen und frühklassischen Plastik." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, : pp. 67, 69 n. 159, fig. 24.

Lazzarini, Lorenzo and Dr. Clemente Marconi. 2014. "A New Analysis of Major Greek Sculptures in the Metropolitan Museum: Petrological and Stylistic." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 49: pp. 120, 130, 138-9, fig. 6, Appendix.

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