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Fragmentary marble torso of a man

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic ?
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 1/2 x 22 x 10 1/2 in. (39.4 x 55.9 x 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.38
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
The elevated shoulder and turned position suggest that the figure was sitting or partly reclining within the pediment of a temple. Bone, musculature, and flesh are articulated with particular sensitivity and skill.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Greek and Roman Accessions." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (1): p. 10, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 78, 219, pl. 59a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 32, p. 27, pls. 30d-e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Lazzarini, Lorenzo and Dr. Clemente Marconi. 2014. "A New Analysis of Major Greek Sculptures in the Metropolitan Museum: Petrological and Stylistic." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 49: pp. 127, 129, fig. 32.

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