about 440 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 047; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
The youth has tightly rolled hair. The left arm is broken off at the elbow and the left leg at the ankle. Somewhat corroded. Brownish patina.
The hipshot pose and elongated proportions suggest the Polykleitan tradition of the Westmacott Athlete, or the proto-Lysippic proportions of the standing Diskobolos attributed to Naukydes of Argos.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution