Head of Youth
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
2nd century B.C.E. (possibly)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.63.184_view01.jpg)
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