Description This powerful torso was part of a copy of the "Diadoumenos," a Greek statue by the famous master sculptor Polykleitos that has not survived. The original depicted a youthful nude athlete with both arms raised to tie a ribbon, the prize of athletic victory, around his head. The statue was much admired for the skillful representation of the musculature of the chest and the naturalistic and supple pose.
|4/03/1968||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
|4/15/1968||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
|6/05/2001||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
- In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
- A Renaissance Puzzle: Heemskerck's Abduction of Helen. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1993.
- Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Villa Borghese (?); Stefano Bardini, Florence, before 1898 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Bardini Sale, American Art Association, New York, April 1918, no. 427; William Boyce Thompson, Yonkers, 1918, by purchase; Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers, 1945, by bequest; Mr. and Mrs. James E. LePere, New York, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1968, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1968
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