Youth with Jumping Weights

Youth with Jumping Weights

c. 40-70

Marble

Overall: 84.5 x 39.1 cm (33 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, and Anonymous Gift 1985.79

Location

Fun Fact

The lower right leg and foot of this sculpture do not survive, and have been reconstructed.

Description

The hourglass-shaped jumping weights slung over his shoulder, together with the animal-skin punching bag on which he leans, characterize this youth as an athlete. The distinctive haircut, short with one long tress in back, may indicate a childhood vow, perhaps to be trimmed in a future ceremony. Several very similar sculptures exist in other collections, suggesting the existence of a single prototype, now lost.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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