Head of a Greek Athlete
Fine-grained Greek marble, Head of a Greek Athlete, Roman, 1st century AD copy of a bronze of 5th century BC, possibly by Kresilas, of a head of an athlete. The head is turned to the left and wearing round his brow the victor's chaplet. The head is falsely mounted on a modern bust.
Marks and inscriptions
24 (painted on front of socle)
Makers and roles
Wyndham 1915 Margaret Wyndham, Catalogue of the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Possession of Lord Leconfield, The Medici Society, 1915, p. 44-45 Penny 1993 Nicholas Penny, The Materials of Sculpture, Yale, 1993, p. 70-74, pls 65 - 66