Bust of a Mystes



Head of a Mystes (one who has been initiated), a follower of the Eleusinian mystery cult. The child or youth has a serene expression slightly looking down, the hair is arranged in a fillet or she is wearing a rib band.This bust may be a copy from a bronze original of about the middle of the fifth century BC, ascribed to Lykios, the son of Myron. The nose and bust have been restored and the face except from the forehead were re-worked.