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Marble head of a youth

Period:
Late Archaic or Early Classical
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); diameter 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
The simplified forms, full jaw and thick eyelids mark this as a transitional work between the Late Archaic and Early Classical periods. Despite the slight smile, this head gives the impression of seriousness that was to be the hallmark of art of the early fifth century B.C.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Greek and Roman Accessions." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (1): p. 9, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 235-36, fig. 161, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 235-36, fig. 161, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 74, 400, fig. 158, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 68, 210, pl. 50c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 3, p. 3, pl. 5, 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, : p. 53 n. 133.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 100, pp. 95, 425, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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. 125, 130, fig. 22.

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