Athlete or Apollo

Athlete or Apollo

probably 100-1 BC

Bronze with silver inlays

Overall: 30.8 x 9 cm (12 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1927.170

Description

This bronze statuette depicts a nude male, perhaps a young athlete or the youthful god Apollo. Lost to time are objects he would have held in his hands, perhaps a bow and arrow. The weight-shift stance of the youth recalls the style of Praxiteles, master sculptor of the 4th century BC.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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