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Heroic Funerary Sculpture of a Boy
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Heroic Funerary Sculpture of a Boy

80 - 110. Marble.
Not on display

The boy is depicted as a victorious athlete, with a foliate wreath on his head. His right arm was originally bent, his hand touching the wreath. He has individualised features and a hairstyle typical of the late first century AD. His parents intended this image to reflect an image of their son as one of the famous athletes of the past, happy in the other world.


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Inventory number
Roman Sculptor
Heroic Funerary Sculpture of a Boy
80 - 110
Height: 112 cm; Width: 37 cm; Base/bottom: 32 cm; Weight: 50.8 Kg
Bequest of Caludio Bravo, 2000.

Bibliography +

La donación de Claudio Bravo: veinte esculturas grecorromanas, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2000, pp. 42.

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, Valladolid, 2012, pp. 73-108.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2603.

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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