Jan 7, 2008
Jan 7, 2008
Jan 7, 2008
Jan 7, 2008
Jan 7, 2008

Head of Youth

Head of Youth

c. 470 BC

Marble

Overall: 19.4 x 13.1 x 15.9 cm (7 5/8 x 5 3/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Weight: 5.897 kg (13 lbs.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1928.195

Exhibition

Julie Mehretu: Portals (FRONT International: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows)

Did you know?

The Severe style, named for its sober simplicity, marks the beginning of the Greek Classical period, c. 480–450 BC.

Description

Although the face is now badly broken and quite weathered, this head was originally of high-quality workmanship, as can be seen in the extremely fine carving of the wavy hair preserved at the top and back. The slight asymmetry of the neck and facial features suggest that the head, which likely belonged to a full-bodied sculpture just under life-size, turned gently to one side.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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