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.