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Funerary monument for an athlete

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A youth in profile to the right has his left foot advanced. He wears an olive wreath with fruit and leaves, and he holds up two pomegranates on a stem in his raised left hand. The flexed right arm and hand (with wrist muscles preserved) held an aryballos suspended from a leather strap. Hair is...

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Inscription

Above the youth's head are the remains of an inscription that runs vertically upward. It gives the first two letters of his name, ("Tho"). ΘΟ

Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Thebes, 1900); by 1908: Fiske Warren Collection; gift of Fiske Warren to MFA, May 28, 1908

Credit Line

Gift of Fiske Warren

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 016; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 120.

Dimensions

Overall (Thighs): 58.5 x 38.5 cm (23 1/16 x 15 3/16 in.) Overall (Right hand): 20 x 12 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.) Overall: 349.3 kg (770 lb.) Overall (Head): 50 x 35 cm (19 11/16 x 13 3/4 in.) Framed (Steel channel H-frame with steel plate attached at the bottom): 248.9 x 28.3 x 24.1 cm (98 x 11 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.) Block (Object and frame dimensions): 248.9 x 62.9 x 24.8 cm (98 x 24 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

08.288

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon, Greece, and modern plaster restoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture