Marble head of a kouros (youth)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Owing to the worn surface, it is difficult to identify the figure as male or female. However, the hairstyle in which the hair on the nape of the neck is looped up over a band, the holes indicating the original existence of an added bronze band—probably a wreath—and the absence of earrings suggest a young man. The soft fullness of the physiognomy indicates an Island workshop in the northern Aegean Sea.

Marble head of a kouros (youth), Marble, Greek

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