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Statuette of a young athlete holding a strigil

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Statuette of youth standing, holding strigil. Wears a cloak (himation), exposing most of his torso, and a heavy round wreath; strigil in left hand, held easily against body. He is clothed, which is unusual for figures of Greek athletes. Perhaps he has completed his bathing and has left the...

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Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Tanagra. Bought from Rhousopoulos); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, Late 4th or 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7816

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture