Head of Youth
Made by a Greek sculptor in the Egyptian capital of Alexandria, this head reveals characteristics of both Greek and Egyptian art. It has "macaroni-curl" Greek hair and was created in marble, a material favored by Greek artists. The eyes, however, are shaped like those of Egyptian-style works.
All the sculptures in this case are roughly contemporary, demonstrating the use of both Egyptian and Greek styles in second-century Alexandria.
- Medium: Marble
- Possible Place Collected: Alexandria, Egypt
- Dates: 2nd century B.C.E. (possibly)
- Period: Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 63.184
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Head of Youth, 2nd century B.C.E. (possibly). Marble, Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 63.184. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Marble head of a youth, idealizing style, suggestive of work of Lysippus. Hair arranged in conventionalized curls. Frontal short mouth. Preserved to base of neck. Fine work. Condition: Chin chipped. One area of hair (at back) chipped.
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)