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Marble head of a boy

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Island
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.232.5
  • Description

    Copy or adaptation of a Greek work of the 3rd century B.C.

    This head of a boy with half-opened mouth and tousled hair is typical of many Hellenistic genre works that show satyrs embracing nymphs and young boys engaged in wrestling matches or in such mundane activities as removing a thorn from their foot. The lead dowel on the right side of the hair remains from a modern restoration.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, no. 173, p. 92, pls. 122a-c.

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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