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Support for a mirror showing an athlete

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Bronze support for a mirror in the form of a youth crowning himself or holding a discus in his raised right hand (diskophoros) This athlete is one of the most satisfying manifestations of the high transitional style that has survived among bronze statuettes. His hair has the arrangement in close...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Said to come from Croton.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 043; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

96.706

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture