|GREEK BRONZE NUDE VICTORIOUS ATHLETE
Standing in a relaxed pose, his muscular torso well defined, and wearing a diadem.
Based upon the statue of Agias attributed to Lysippos, 337-332 BC. This is a superb work, influenced by Lysippos, as evidenced by the contemporary copies of his Daochos monument of Delphi.
Ca. 330-300 BC
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.)
Ex H. Cahn, Basel: Royal-Athena, 1990; John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, VA.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 1991, no. 22; C. Vermeule and J. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1995, no. 93-05; J. Eisenberg, Gods and Mortals II, 2004, no. 4; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 38.
Cf. F. Jognson, Lysippos, Durham, N. Carolina, 1927, pp. 117-133, pl. 20. For a similar example in the Royal Mariemont Museum in Morlanwelz-Mariemont, Belgium, see no. 4.11.4, p. 86, in Moreno, et al Lysippo, L'arte e la Fortuna.