Torso of a Boy
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 100 C.E.
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)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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)
overall, 36.618.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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