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Marble head of a kouros (youth)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
mid-6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble, Island
Dimensions:
H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm) length of face 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
The surface of the head has suffered from modern cleaning and recutting. Cleaning with an acidic abrasive has imparted a soapy sheen to the face, and recutting has altered the appearance of the eyes and mouth.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 234-35, fig. 160, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 234-35, fig. 160, 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. 73, 397, fig. 148, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 48, 194, pl. 34a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 2, pp. 2-3, pls. 4a-c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 27, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

Harrison, Evelyn B. 1990. "Repair, Reuse, and Reworking of Ancient Greek Sculpture." Marble: Art Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Ancient Sculpture, Dr. Marion True and Mr. Jerry Podany, eds. p. 180-1, figs. 17a, b, Malibu, C.A.: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Kaltsas, Nikolaos. 2002. "Die Kore und der Kuros aus Myrrhinos." Antike Plastik, 28: p. 31, pl. 31.

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. 119-21, 130, 138-9, fig. 3, Appendix.

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