|Collection:||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Title:||Head of Munich Oil Pourer type|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens|
|Summary:||Head of athlete|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Copy|
|Original:||Munich Oil Pourer type|
|Date:||ca. - ca.|
H ca. 0.23 m; H (face) 0.12 m
Head of a youth, with shortish, curly hair.
Form & Style:
The shape of the face is elongated, with deeply cut features. The precision of the carving (especially on the hair locks) and the clean surface indicate excellent workmanship, so that scholars have taken this statue to be one of the earliest replicas of this Greek masterpiece.
Condition: Head only (nearly complete)
A single fragment preserves most of head, broken off below lower lip, and around top of neck. The nose and portions of hair are chipped or abraded, and the surface, especially on the left half of the face, is covered with brownish-gray adhesions.
Material Description: 'Pentelic' marble (Comstock & Vermeule)
Possibly a free copy, as this head came from Athens, and was sculpted earlier than the mechanical copy of this statue, in Munich (
Collection History: Formerly in the E.P. Warren Collection; acquired by the MFA in 1904.
A.F. Stewart, AJA 82 (1978) 301-302, 305-307, 309-12, fig. 16; F. Carinci, Studi Miscellanei 20 (1971-72) 39 n. 78