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Roman Sculptor

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25 - 50. White marble.
Not on display

This is a Roman copy of a statue which made about 400 B. C. by one of Policlytus’s pupils. The seventeenth-century additions (calves, arms and trunk) change the original posture of the young man who also rested his left arm on a pilaster. It is not Narcissus reflecting his image in the water, as was previously thought, but a young man in a meditative pose. In some copies, he carries an apple in his right hand like Paris, and in another he wears an athlete’s headband.


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Pencil on paper, Mid-XVIIIcentury
Ajello, Eutichio
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Roman Sculptor
25 - 50
White marble
Height: 116 cm; Width: 44 cm; Base/bottom: 35 cm; Weight: 81.8 Kg
Collection of VII marqués del Carpio, Roma, 1676-1682; Collection of Casa de Alba; Royal Collection (Felipe V's collection, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia).

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 81.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 104-105, lám.LXIII, n.124.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 39.

Blanco, Antonio, Catálogo de la escultura, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1957, pp. 84.

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, Madrid, 1999, pp. 128.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, II, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 74-79.

Corona y arqueología en el Siglo de las Luces, Patrimonio Nacional, 2010, pp. 58-59.

Corona y arqueología en el Siglo de las Luces, Patrimonio Nacional, 2010, pp. 85-93.

G. Navarro, C.; Perdices, A., La mirada del otro: escenarios para la diferencia, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2017, pp. 87 n.23.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 763.
763. una estatua de marmol de Carrara que representa al joven narciso. / alto 4 pies, 2 pulg.

Inscriptions +

Incised. Plinth

Exhibitions +

The Other’s Gaze. Spaces of difference
14.06.2017 - 10.09.2017

Meta-painting. A Journey to the Idea of Art
15.11.2016 - 19.02.2017

Carlos III y la Historia de la Arqueología Española: España, Italia y América
15.04.2010 - 11.07.2010

Update date: 11-11-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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