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The under life-size nude figure of a standing youth supports the weight of his body on his straightened right leg while his relaxed left leg is advanced. As a result of his stance, the left hip, left buttock and right shoulder are slightly lowered and the upper back curves gently to the right....

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By 1896: with E. P. Warren (according to a letter from Warren dated 5.7.22: The torso was purchased in, or before, 1896, from Dr. Hauser and Dr. Hartwig, who had, I believe, discovered it in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, May 18, 1922, for $18,500.00

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Roman, Republican or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 029; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).


Height: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World