Figurine of an athlete

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 134; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.675

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The right hand and foot are missing. The surface, especially of the face, is somewhat worn. Greenish brown patina.

Provenance

Purchased from E. P. Warren; bought in London from Ready, who had it from a Smyrnite; said by the latter to come from Cilicia.
purchased for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund