Diomedes

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 100–150, based on a Greek original of about 430 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 149; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 27.4 x 18 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.745

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

On View

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The head was broken into four pieces, and the joins have been filled with plaster. Restorations in plaster are on the left side between the eye and the ear, the lower lid of the right eye, part of the upper lid, the tip of the nose with the right nostril, the tip of the right ear, and the end of the lobe of the left. The hair above the forehead is somewhat corroded; otherwise, the surfaces are in excellent condition.

Scientific Analysis:
Harvard Lab No. HI718: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.73 / delta18O -7.61, Attribution - Pentelikon, Justification - Fine grained marble.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (acquired in Italy and said to have been in the Cavendish-Bentinck and Newton-Robinson Collections); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900