Young god or mythological being
2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 161; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).
Height: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble from the Greek mainland (probably Pentelic)
Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)
The slim youth leans to his left in relaxed/languorous pose with his right hip cocked to the side while his torso bends to the left. The pose creates a sinuous contour. The left shoulder is raised above his right shoulder and his straight right leg is behind the flexed, advanced left leg. His soft physique is pronounced on his fleshy stomach and thighs. The elongation of the left side of the neck suggests that the figure looked downwards to the right.
Condition: The torso, upper arms, lower part of the neck, parts of the genitalia, and legs at the knees are preserved. Clean breaks along the arms, neck and legs. Hole on the upper left thigh and rectangular break below this hole. Incrustations on surface. Yellow patina.
By 1973: Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Estate; bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 13, 1974
Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.