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Roman Marble Torso of an Athlete

An ancient Roman marble torso of a victorious athlete, the muscular figure standing in contrapposto with his weight on his right leg, the ties of his victory fillet falling on each shoulder.

Ca. 1st – 2nd century AD.

Height: 5 3/4 in. 12 in. (14.6 cm).

The form is based on a Greek original of the 4th century BC associated with the sculptor Lysippos.

Formerly in a New York private collection; acquired at Christie’s, New York, December 7, 2006, lot 138.

Inv#: 8877

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