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Torso of a Youth
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Torso of a Youth

Ca. 150. White marble. Not on display

This sculpture reproduces a Greek original of around 410 BC by a follower of Polyclitus. There are numerous copies of that work, known as the "Dresden Youth type" in reference to the best and most complete surviving example, now in the Albertinum in Dresden. From that work it is known that the young athlete was looking pensively at his left hand in which he held a now unknown object.

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Inventory number
E000917
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Torso of a Youth
Date
Ca. 150
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White marble
Dimension
Height: 78 cm.; Width: 52 cm.; Base/bottom: 26 cm.; Weight: 135.6 Kg.
Provenance
Donation by Claudio Bravo, 2000

Bibliography +

La donación de Claudio Bravo: veinte esculturas grecorromanas, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2000, pp. 24.

Roma SPQR : Senatus Populus Que Romanus, Aldeasa, Madrid, 2007.

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.

Exhibitions +

Roma SPQR
Madrid
20.11.2007 - 02.03.2008

Update date: 02-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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