An Athlete (after Polykleitos and restored by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi)
Roman, 2nd Century AD
Italian marble sculpture, An Athlete (after Polykleitos and restored by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi), Roman, early 2nd century AD, marble copy of a bronze original attributed to Polykleitos. The full-length youth stands resting his left leg against a tree trunk, his right hand upraised to his shoulder holds an aryballos from which he pours oil into his left hand lying horizontally half-way across his body.
Marks and inscriptions
9 (painted on front of base)
Makers and roles
Roman, 2nd Century AD , sculptor Polykleitos (5th - early 4th century BC), sculptor Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (Rome 1716 - Rome 1799), restorer