|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Title:||Head of an athlete|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis (found in 1865 SE of the Parthenon)|
|Summary:||Head of a youth wearing a taenia|
|Sculptor:||Under the influence of Pheidias|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 450 BC - ca. 440 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.225 m|
Subject Description: The head seems to commemorate a (victorious?) athlete, as indicated by the taenia (band) around his hair.
Condition: Head only (nearly complete)
Condition Description: The head is intact, but missing most of the nose; it is also chipped, especially around the edges of the neck, on the chin, right cheek, and eyebrows. Traces of paint remain on the eye balls.
Material Description: Parian marble, according to Brouskari
Technique Description: As the hair is only sketchily carved, it may be presumed that details would have been added in paint.