Friday, July 24, 2009

A Diadoumenos

This Diadoumenos (A youth tying a band around his head after an athletic victory) is a Roman copy of an earlier Greek original in bronze (ca 430 Bc) by Polykleitos. It is unfortunately common that bronze statues only survive like this, as Roman copies in marble (this one in pentelic marble)- yet again we should appreciate that we they survive at all!

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