Youthful athlete (Apollo?)

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 100–150


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 169; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 127.5 x 13.7cm (50 3/16 x 5 3/8in.)

Accession Number

97.285

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens

On View

Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The nude figure leans forward, bearing his weight on his bent left leg. He holds his head straight in front of his body and gazes ahead with his mouth slightly open. His long, wavy hair, which is parted down the center, is gathered at the top of his head in a bowknot.

Condition: Irregular breaks at the biceps of both arms. The tip of the nose, left foot and ankle, right leg below the knee, tree trunk support, and plinth are restorations. Large break along the left leg that runs from the outside of the knee up to inside of the thigh. Yellow patina and accretions throughout.

Provenance

According to L. D. Caskey, Catalogue of Greek and Roman Sculpture, no. 77: From Rome. Said to have been found in the Tiber.; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (no provenance was given in his records); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund