The turn and tilt of this head raises questions about what the statue from which it came looked like. It may be that the statue had one arm raised, and it may have represented a victorious athlete, especially as bronze statuettes of athletes in similar poses and dating from the same time have been found on the Acropolis.
The hair, which is carved with asymmetric details, had clear traces of yellow ochre on it when excavated, hence the
Found on the Acropolis, Athens
H. 24 cm
Material: Casting stone, keramin with aged marble patina