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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
  • Description

    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.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 234-35, fig. 160.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 234-35, fig. 160.

    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. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 73, 397, fig. 148.

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

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

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

    Kaltsas, Nikolaos. 2002. "Die Kore und der Kuros aus Myrrhinous." Antike Plastik, Vol. 28: p. 31, fig. 31.

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