|LATE HELLENISTIC BRONZE HEAD AND UPPER TORSO OF A YOUTH
Crowning himself with a wreath of victory with his raised right hand, after the late 5th Century BC stature of Kyniskos by Polykleitos; eyes once inlaid; chest restored.
The type is sometimes referred to as the Westmacott Athlete from the version in the British Museum. During the excavations at Olympia, several statue bases for bronze sculptures of boy athletes victorious at Olympia were found bearing the signature of Polykeitos.
1st Century BC/AD
H. 13 3/4 in. (35 cm.)
Ex French collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Gods and Mortals II, 2004, no. 37.