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Marble torso of a boy

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic ?
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.229.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Variant of a Greek bronze statue of the late 5th century B.C.

The so-called Narcissus was one of the most popular Greek statues copied in the Roman period; over forty examples are known today. Here, the pose has been
reversed, perhaps because the work was to be shown in a decorative setting as a mirror image with another copy.
Said to be from Athens

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art Accessions 1913." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 (3): pp. 63-4, fig. 7.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 90, 230, pl. 70c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 52, p. 37, pl. 45, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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