The mannered treatment of the tufts of hair around the nipples and at the center of the abdomen, as well as for the pubic hair, suggest the identification of this torso as a semi-human figure, as such treatment is often found on satyrs, giants and centaurs. The identification as a giant is based on the lack of a tail, which would be expected for a satyr (such tufts are often found on depictions of the satyr Marsyas). In addition, the present example relates to two figures in the round of similar scale and style: one in Copenhagen (Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek inv. no. 1669) and one in Providence (no. 25 in Ridgway, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Classical Sculpture). Both sculptures have a radiating tuft between the pectorals, well-defined contorting bodies, and are broken above the knees, as here. For a synopsis of the type and the thesis of attribution, see pp. 67-68 in Ridgway, op. cit.