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Figure of a Youth from a Funerary Stele (Monument)

A work made of marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of marble.


about 380 BCE


Greek; Athens

About this artwork

This young man’s angular nose, bow-shaped mouth, and softly muscled body reflect the ideals of male beauty that prevailed in the fourth century BCE. His mantle, attached at one shoulder, suggests that he was a servant or enslaved person. This fragmentary portrait was likely part of a more complex scene; perhaps this figure accompanied his master in a larger composition.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Greek


Figure of a Youth from a Funerary Stele (Monument)


Greece (Object made in)

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Made 380 BCE




77 × 26 × 18 cm (31 1/2 × 10 1/4 × 7 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Silvain S. Wyler

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