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Youthful athlete (Apollo?)

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The nude figure leans forward, bearing his weight on his bent left leg. He holds his head straight in front of his body and gazes ahead with his mouth slightly open. His long, wavy hair, which is parted down the center, is gathered at the top of his head in a bowknot. Condition: Irregular...

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Provenance

According to L. D. Caskey, Catalogue of Greek and Roman Sculpture, no. 77: From Rome. Said to have been found in the Tiber.; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (no provenance was given in his records); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–150

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 169; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 127.5 x 13.7cm (50 3/16 x 5 3/8in.)

Accession Number

97.285

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture