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The figure stands with his weight on the right leg (the pose of the Polykleitan Doryphoros) and is nude except for his pointed cap (pilos) and the cloak over his shoulder and left arm. The right hand, left foot, and sword or spear held in the left hand are missing. Hole for mounting in right...

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By 1959: with Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland (said to come from Tarentum); March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from Elie Borowski for $ 1,100.00

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 071; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).


Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World