8 June 2004
A GREEK BRONZE ATHLETE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 330-300 B.C.
Based on a prototype by Lysippos, the nude youth standing with his weight on his right leg, the left relaxed and bent at the knee, the muscular torso well defined, the right arm lowered and extended to the side, the left arm bent at the elbow, his head turned slightly to his left, wearing a diadem in his short curls, the eyes recessed for now-missing inlays
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
with Herbert A. Cahn, Basel.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI, part 2, no. 22).
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For a similar example in the Royal Mariemont Museum in Morlanwelz-Mariemont, Belgium, see no. 4.11.4, p. 86 in Moreno, et al., Lysippo, L'arte e la Fortuna.
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