Torso of an ephebe
Coarse-grained marble (Italy?). Roman copy based on a Greek original of the 4th century BCE.
Height 60 cm.
Inv. No. A. 149.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Torso of an ephebe.

Coarse-grained marble (Italy?). Roman copy based on a Greek original of the 4th century BCE.
Height 60 cm.
Inv. No. A. 149.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Unknown; from a palace at Tauris.
Description:
The ephebe’s weight is on his right leg; the left leg is bent and placed behind him. The left arm was hanging down and the right arm raised to shoulder-height. The musculature, the angle of the pelvis and the folds of flesh on the hips are not very accentuated. The modelling is fluid and the work quite fine.

E. Mavleev, D. Vanhove
Literature:
O. Waldhauer, Die antiken Skulpturen der Ermitage, (Berlin, 1931) no. 204 p. 72 ill. 85.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 86 cat. no. 29.
© Photographer — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
Keywords: coarse-grained marble statue torso of an ephebe Roman copy based on a Greek original muscular system youth Inv No A 149 A149
History of Ancient Rome