Statuette of an athlete lifting a weight
about 420 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 048; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Athlete lifting a weight in his raised right hand, either for conditioning or before a throw.
Condition: Corroded. Dull dark green patina.
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution