Statuette of an athlete lifting a weight

Greek
Classical Period
about 420 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 048; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7487

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Athlete lifting a weight in his raised right hand, either for conditioning or before a throw.

Condition: Corroded. Dull dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; about 1889, following W. H. Forman's death: in the collections of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Burt, and later of his nephew, Major A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part I, June 19- 22, 1899, lot 82 [as Hertz sale, lot 576]); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution