Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Blond Boy

Title

Blond Boy

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Head of young man with blond hair, as indicated by the well-preserved traces of yellow paint on hair when found. Thick mop of hair ending in rows of curls in front, braided in back. Somewhat heavy, fleshy features. Head tilted noticeably to right, which corresponds with the fragment of lower torso usually associated with it. Both show elements of early classical pose with weight on left side of body. A proven archaeological context of Persian debris has not been upheld, although the extremely fresh condition of the surface has led most scholars to continue to date this piece prior to the Persian destruction of 480 B.C.

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, School: Late Archaic, Sculpture; Statue of youth; youth

Subject: topical

Style: Late Archaic; Period: Greek Classical Period; School: 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-JGC0423

Blond Boy

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