Head of a Child Statue

Hellenistic Period 2nd century BC

Sadberk Hanım Museum

Sadberk Hanım Museum
İstanbul, Türkiye

The cast head has a round face and
plump cheeks. The inlaid eyes are
missing. Some of the hair is gathered
in a tight bun on the crown with a curl
descending onto the forehead, and the
rest of the hair falls in ringlets to the
neck. The facial features and hairstyle
resemble the “Boy with a Goose” by the
sculptor Boethos from Chalcedon who
lived in the 2nd century BC (see Bieber
1955, p. 81, no. 285).
In the early periods of ancient Greek
art children were usually represented as
miniature adults, but from the Hellenistic
Period onwards they were portrayed
more realistically, with rounded faces and
bodies, plump cheeks, and cheerful and
playful demeanour (see Robertson 1993,
p. 97).


  • Title: Head of a Child Statue
  • Date Created: Hellenistic Period 2nd century BC
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 15.5 cm, W. 13.7 cm
  • Rights: Vehbi Koç Foundation Sadberk Hanım Museum
  • Medium: Bronze

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