Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Blond Boy

Title

Blond Boy

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Schematic treatment of hair links the head with archaic predecessors. Severe, vacant look of face is reminiscent of the Kritios Boy (Athens,Acropolis 698 ), which must be close in date. The strong tilt of the head to the right with a corresponding shift in the torso fragment is characteristic of the emerging Early Classical style. The often cited association with Persian debris is uncertain, hence there is no sure terminus ante quem. Some scholars see a Peloponnesian quality in the work, usually described as a heaviness of form, but there is no hard evidence to link this statue with any known sculptor.

Keywords

From Athens, Acropolis, Attica, Central Greece and Euboea (region), Found at Athens, Acropolis, within the walls of an ancient building at the SE corner, Style: Late Archaic, Period: Greek Classical Period, Group: Late Archaic, Sculpture; Statue of youth; youth

Subject: topical

Style: Late Archaic; Period: Greek Classical Period; Group: Late Archaic; Sculpture; Statue of youth; youth

Subject: geographic

From Athens, Acropolis; Attica, Central Greece and Euboea (region); Found at Athens, Acropolis, within the walls of an ancient building at the SE corner

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Genre

picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-JGC0422

Blond Boy

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