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, State Hermitage Museum

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, State Hermitage Museum
(Санкт-Петербург, Государственный Эрмитаж)

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.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines ρωμαϊκό αντίγραφο copy copia kopie copie torso torse fine-grained marble statue of an ephebe youth muscular system doryphoros doryphorus polycletus sculptor polyklitus polykleitos polyklitos polycleitus polyclitus polyklet inv no a936