Variant of a Greek bronze statue of the late 5th century B.C.
The so-called Narcissus was one of the most popular Greek statues copied in the Roman period; over forty examples are known today. Here, the pose has been reversed, perhaps because the work was to be shown in a decorative setting as a mirror image with another copy.
Said to be from Athens
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art Accessions 1913." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 (3): pp. 63-4, fig. 7.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 90, 230, pl. 70c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 52, p. 37, pl. 45, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.