Collection: Berlin, Antikenmuseen
Title: Grave relief with head of youth
Context: Probably from Megara
Findspot: Found at Megara
Summary: Head and shoulder of youth looking left
Object Function: Funerary
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Single monument
Style: Early Classical
Technique: Low relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 470 BC - ca. 450 BC

H 0.43 m

Scale: Under life-size
Region: Megarid
Period: Early Classical

Subject Description:

A youth with short curly hair stands (?) 3/4-view to the left, inclining his head down, perhaps in contemplation, or to look at a seated figure to his left.

Condition: Single fragment

Condition Description:

Upper right fragment of stele preserved, with some of top and right edges intact. The fragment comprises the head and right shoulder of the figure, with some chips missing from the surface, on the face and neck, as well as on the edges.

Sources Used:

Boardman 1985a, fig. 167

Other Bibliography:

Bl├╝mel 1966, cat. 17