The form and details of the present example recall the Westmacott Ephebe, now in the British Museum, which is considered a Roman copy of a late 5th century B.C. original by Polykleitos. The type served as the inspiration for numerous variants during the Roman Period, with the addition of differing attributes changing the subject. See for example the figure of Mercury, nos. 103-109, pp. 585-590 in Beck, Bol and Bückling, Polyklet, der Bildhauer der griechischen Klassik.