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Fragmentary relief of an athlete

Greek, South Italian


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Calabria, Tarentum

Dimensions

4.2 x 6.8 cm (1 5/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.610

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of bas-relief. Head of athlete, profile to left; hair in curls; piece broken out of cheek; traces of drapery on shoulders.

Provenance

From excavations at Tarentum; purchased by Joseph B. Murdock in Tarentum in March 1896; loaned to MFA by J. B. Murdock, April 27,1898; March 1931: Inherited by his brother, Harold Murdock; gift to MFA from Harold Murdock in memory of his brother Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Harold Murdock, in memory of his brother, Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock