Fragment of a marble grave stele with the head of a youth

Marble | 24.8 x 24.8cm | 1st quarter of the 5th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

The very short hair, well-defined jaw, and unsmiling mouth identify this as a work of the early fifth century B.C. The eye was originally inset.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1912
Object: 12.59

Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
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