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


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


[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.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53, no. 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Pinney, Gloria F., and Ridgway, Brunilde S. 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.. Allentown. Allentown Art Museum. pg. 1-295 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 156-157View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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