Roman. <em>Torso of a Boy</em>, ca. 100 C.E. Marble, 18 11/16 x 11 1/2 x 5 in. (47.5 x 29.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.618. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 36.618.jpg)

Torso of a Boy


Medium: Marble

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 100 C.E.

Dimensions: 18 11/16 x 11 1/2 x 5 in. (47.5 x 29.2 x 12.7 cm) 52 lb. (23.6kg)



Accession Number: 36.618

Image: 36.618.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
White marble torso of a youth, chlamys over left shoulder, nude. Roman copy (ca. 100 AD) of a Greek original (ca. 475 B.C.). Resembles Meleager. The boy wears a cloak thrown over his left shoulder; the body is otherwise nude. His weight is thrown on his left foot in the “Praxitilean pose” . The modeling is good and the piece is obviously a late copy of a Greek original of the second half of the fifth century. Condition: the head, feet and left arm and left thigh are missing. The surface is scarred and pitted.

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