Roman Male Torso

A Roman Marble Torso of an Athlete

Mounted on a green marble base, CIRCA 1st – 2nd Century AD 

Provenance: From a private collection in Florence, Italy 

Standing in contrapposto, one arm is in a relaxed downward position, while the other is raised, accentuating the muscle tension on the powerfully modelled body. The slight inward angle of the musculature of the abdomen, creates grace and movement throughout the torso. An example of these “motion devices” can be seen in another sculptural work from classical antiquity, the Apoxyomenos, in the Vatican museums. 

References:
Christies: https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5917403

 



£120,000 (exc. VAT)

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