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Roman Sculptor

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50 - 70. Marble. Room 043

This is a Roman copy of an athlete, made in about 370 B. C. by one of Policlytus’s pupils, perhaps Daedalus of Sikion (act. 400-360 B. C.). From a version of the sculpture in Berlin, we know that he is tying a strap around his right wrist, with both forearms outstretched. The sensual appearance of the muscular and well-built body was achieved by smooth undulations on the surface.


Technical data

Inventory number
Roman Sculptor
50 - 70
Height: 85.5 cm.; Width: 56 cm.; Base/bottom: 33 cm.; Weight: 186.4 Kg.
Bequest of Marius de Zayas, 1944

Bibliography +

Garcia y Bellido, Antonio, La escultura clásica del ''Legado Zayas'', en el Museo del Prado, Archivo español de arte y arqueología, 25, 1952, pp. 87-102.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 135.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 53.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, II, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 103-106.

Schröder, Stephan F., Marius de Zayas, el donante reencontrado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XXII, 2004, pp. 85 / lám. 7.

Azcue Brea, Leticia, El origen de las colecciones de escultura del Museo del Prado. El Real Museo de Pintura y Escultura, El taller europeo. Intercambios, influjos y préstamos en escultura moderna europea. I Encuentro europeo de museos con colecciones de escultura, 2012, pp. 73-108.

Exhibitions +

In Lapide Depictum
17.04.2018 - 05.08.2018

Location +

Room 043 (On Display)

Update date: 14-01-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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