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Torso of a young god or athlete

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Torso of a slender young man. Head, forearms, legs from knees missing. Puntelli at left side and above right knee. His weight is carried on his right leg and his right hip shifts out to the side. He would have held a libation bowl in his extended right hand. In his left, which would have...

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Provenance

By 1958: with Gerd Rosen, Berlin (auction 31, Berlin, November 24-29, 1958, lot 1911); before 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; by 1966: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (first loaned to MFA as 8.66; later loaned to MFA as 174.67, 21.69, 44.1971,109.1972); 1973: Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Estate; bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 13, 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 152; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.123

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture