This statuette constituted the decorative element on top of a candelabrum. The athlete’s left leg is projected a little way forward. Both arms are bent slightly back and the hands rest on the hips. The hair, which ends in a roll on the forehead, frames the face and falls over the back behind. The mass of hair on the top of the head is held by a ribbon. The face is characterized by a thin smile and large eyes. The musculature is vigorously modelled. This work is a good example of the Vulci school.
N. Gulaeva, D. Vanhove
Bronzes antiques. Exhibition catalogue (Leningrad, 1973) no. 134 p. 56.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ετρουρία ετρουσκική etruria etruscan etrusco etruskisch etruskische etruskischer etruskischen étrusque etruscan bronze dark brown solid cast statuette figurine of an athlete sport sportsman inv no б. 2042