Overall: 9 1/4 x 7 x 2 1/2 in. (23.5 x 17.8 x 6.4 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
He sits on an elliptical plinth. His left foot is also stretched downwards and holds a bird, whose head is missing. He wears a short sleeved chiton that reaches his ankles. Thick bands are painted on his sides and legs. His necklace is painted red and contains a triandular pendant that rests on his chest. He wears a wreath around his head. His curly hair is grooved and painted red.
“Found in the ruins of a temple at Curium”
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