Young god or mythological being

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 161; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.125

Medium or Technique

Marble from the Greek mainland (probably Pentelic)

On View

Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The slim youth leans to his left in relaxed/languorous pose with his right hip cocked to the side while his torso bends to the left. The pose creates a sinuous contour. The left shoulder is raised above his right shoulder and his straight right leg is behind the flexed, advanced left leg. His soft physique is pronounced on his fleshy stomach and thighs. The elongation of the left side of the neck suggests that the figure looked downwards to the right.

Condition: The torso, upper arms, lower part of the neck, parts of the genitalia, and legs at the knees are preserved. Clean breaks along the arms, neck and legs. Hole on the upper left thigh and rectangular break below this hole. Incrustations on surface. Yellow patina.

Provenance

By 1973: Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Estate; bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 13, 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.