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Torso of a Boy

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Alexandria, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 100 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 18 11/16 x 11 1/2 x 5 in. (47.5 x 29.2 x 12.7 cm) 52 lb. (23.6kg)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented, possibly from Alexandria, Egypt; by 1936, acquried by Louis Herse of Alexandria; October 26, 1936, purchased from Louis Herse by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White marble torso of a youth, chlamys over left shoulder, nude. Roman copy (ca. 100 AD) of a Greek original (ca. 475 B.C.). Resembles Meleager. The boy wears a cloak thrown over his left shoulder; the body is otherwise nude. His weight is thrown on his left foot in the “Praxitilean pose” . The modeling is good and the piece is obviously a late copy of a Greek original of the second half of the fifth century. Condition: the head, feet and left arm and left thigh are missing. The surface is scarred and pitted.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Roman. Torso of a Boy, ca. 100 C.E. Marble, 18 11/16 x 11 1/2 x 5 in. (47.5 x 29.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.618. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 36.618.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 36.618.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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