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Child Boxer


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Description The muscularity of the boy's body suggests that he is the child Herakles who was taught boxing skills by Harpalykos of Phanote, the son of Hermes.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/15/1959Examinationsurvey
10/13/1972Treatmentcleaned; coated
10/13/1972Examinationexamined for condition
11/01/1988Treatmentcleaned
9/01/2009Treatmenttechnical study; cleaned
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • 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 Madame E. Warneck Collection Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 1905, no. 152; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
3rd-2nd century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1001
Measurements
H: 3 3/8 x W: 1 9/16 x D: 7/8 in. (8.5 x 4 x 2.2 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt, Alexandria (Place of Discovery)

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