Figure of standing male youth - 916.1.6_1


Figure of standing male youth

Geography: From Egypt
Date: c. 100-200 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
56.7 x 21.9 x 13.7 cm
Object number: 916.1.6
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: sculpture alcove

Standing Youth

The well-defined musculature, the deep-set eyes, and the simplified chiselling of the youth's hair suggest that the Roman sculptor may have been inspired by a Greek original from the late 4th century BC. The sculpture may represent Hercules or another hero.

Roman World
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