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Boxer

50 - 70. Marble

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.

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Inventory number
E000439
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Boxer
Date
50 - 70
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
Marble
Dimension
Height: 85.5 cm.; Width: 56 cm.; Base/bottom: 33 cm.; Weight: 186.4 Kg.
Provenance
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.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, 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, L., 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 +

Pintura italiana del Renacimiento sobre piedra (1530-1555)
Madrid
17.04.2018 - 05.10.2018

In Lapide Depictum
Madrid
17.04.2018 - 05.08.2018

Location +

Room 043 (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 22-08-2018 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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