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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
  • Description

    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.

  • References

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

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

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

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

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, no. 3, p. 3, pl. 5.

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

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