Torso of an ephebe.

Fine-grained marble (Italy?). Roman period, based on a Greek original from the 5th century BCE.
Height 1.33 m.
Inv. No. A936.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Unknown; from the L.A. Musin-Pushkin collection, acquired in 1928.
Description:
The statue represents a young man with his weight on the right leg; the left leg is behind him. The oblique angle of the pelvis, the folds of the raised groin and the marked abdominal and pectoral muscles are typical of the Polykleitean style. This is a variant of the Doryphoros type.

E. Mavleev, D. Vanhove
Literature:
O. Waldhauer, Die antiken Skulpturen der Ermitage, (Berlin, 1931) no. 94 p. 72 ill. 8. I. Saverkina, Greceskaya skulptura (Leningrad, 1986) no. 22 p. 69. Polyklet, Der Bildhauer der griechischen Klassik, Liebighaus, Museum alter Plastik (Frankfurt-am-Main, 1990) p. 393 ff.
Credits:
1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 88 cat. no. 31.
Photographer M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
1993 Comité International Olympique.
RUSSIAN

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Keywords: fine-grained marble statue torso of an ephebe Roman copy youth muscular system Doryphoros Doryphorus Polycletus sculptor Polyklitus Polykleitos Polyklitos Polycleitus Polyclitus Polyklet Inv No A 936 A936
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