Statuette of a young athlete
about 540–520 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 027; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).
Height: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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
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.
By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Olympia); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900