Torso of an ephebe
Fine-grained marble (Italy?). Roman period.
Height 64 cm.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage MuseumInv. No. A870.

Torso of an ephebe.

Fine-grained marble (Italy?). Roman period.
Height 64 cm.
Inv. No. A870.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Unknown.
Description:
The torso of an ephebe with his weight on the right leg, the left leg being placed slightly behind. The right arm was raised, probably to head height, and the left hand rested on the left hip. The torso shows a certain twisting of the pelvis, but the modelling of the musculature is not very vigorous. Primarily decorative work but quite fine.

E. Mavleev, D. Vanhove
Literature:
O. Waldhauer, Die antiken Skulpturen der Ermitage, (Berlin, 1931) no. 204 p. 49 ill. 50.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: Olympism in antiquity. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 87 cat. no. 30.
© Photographer — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines ρωμαϊκό αντίγραφο roman copy copia romana römische kopie copie romaine fine-grained marble statue torso of an ephebe youth muscular system inv no a870
History of Ancient Rome