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

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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


29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World