Statuette of a young athlete

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540–520 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 027; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.996

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of youth, standing, perhaps a votive offering. Nude male figure of “Apollo” type.
“The youth recalls Attic kouroi, but his large, broad head and sloped-back shoulders, the generally top-heavy effect, suggest work in a neighboring Peloponnesian center.” Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, no.27
Condition:
Missing: accessories, possibly jumping weights. Rectangular foot-plinth with 2 holes at opposite corners for fastening to small base. Brownish patina with blue and green encrustation.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Olympia); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900