Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum
Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum

Grand Tour bronze sculpture of a Runner or Athlete after a Roman Statue found at the Villa dei Papiri near Herculaneum

c. 1890 to c. 1920 Italy

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Grand Tour Bronze Statue after two Roman Classical examples found near Herculaneum. The two twin bronze statues are part of the statuary of Villa of the Papyri, a luxury villa on the outskirts of the ancient Herculaneum (Ercolano), where they were found in 1754. They are now in the Collection of the Museo Archeologico in Naples.
The work portrays two nude young athletes on a rectangular base in a similar and peculiar posture, completely similar in the facial features.
The statue shows the athlete with the left leg bent forward and the sole of the foot resting on the ground, while the right leg is set back with the heel raised; the trunk is leant forward; the right arm is bent, while the left one is lowered; the head is slightly turned towards the shoulders; the hair, with short tufts ruffled on the forehead, is arranged in two opposite pincers-shaped locks, the eyes are made of different materials (eyeballs of bone or ivory, irises and pupils of grey and black stone) and then inserted.
They are probably copies of Greek statues of the late fourth century or the early third century BC, celebrating a victorious athlete in one of the major Pan-hellenic games; they can be referred to the Augustan Age according to the context and a stylistic analysis.
Our bronze statue is a copy from the late 19th, early 20th century cast as a Grand Tour Souvenir. The foundry is inscribed on the base: Fond.del Mar.
Very good condition. Green brown patina.
Italy
Dimensions
Height 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Width 32.50 cm (12.80 inches)
Depth 81.00 cm (31.89 inches)
Medium
patinated bronze
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