Marble male figure


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151

Several features of this work are unusual. Although male figures are rare, they tend to be characterized by an attribute or activity; that is not the case in this example. His hair is clearly indicated as full and combed back. The upper body is that of a female figure. It is conceivable that the sculptor began making a woman and modified the statuette because of a change in his commission.

Marble male figure, Marble, Cycladic

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