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Object Number: 77-2-1
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Classical Greek
Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Classical Greek Period
Roman Period
Date Made: 1st century
Early Date: 0
Late Date: 99
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Discobolos Torso
Height: 23cm
Width: 17cm
Thickness: 8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Clara Baumgartner, 1977

Description

Nude male torso of a young warrior or athlete. Fine grained yellowish-white marble. Brown surface staining and patches lime incrustation. Head with most of neck, both arms below shoulders, and legs below thighs missing. Traces of a hardened wax or cement over neck stump, which has been sawed smooth, suggest the recent re-attachment of the head. Original dowel hole in neck stump now filled. Lower left arm now attached by dowel, whose 0.005 m. wide hole survives in arm stump. Drill holes under arms probably indicate a Roman period copy or adatation of Classical Greek type, perhaps dating to second century A.D.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53, no. 32View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Ridgway, Brunilde S. & Pinney, Gloria F. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece: an exhibition organized by the Allentown Art Museum with the cooperation of Gloria Ferrari Pinney and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway ... Allentown Art Museum, September 16 through December 30, 1979. 1-295. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 156-157View Objects cited in this Publication

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