Description The pose and gesture of the athlete suggest that he is a discus thrower preparing for competition. The statuette's stance recalls Classical sculpture, while the long limbs, small head, and exaggerated breadth of the shoulders are characteristic of late Hellenistic works.
|5/21/1990||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|6/21/2002||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
- Sport in Ancient Greece. Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium), Brussels. 1992.
- 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 Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
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