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Torso of a Running Youth

Roman


This torso is a Roman version of a Hellenistic Greek statue, possibly portraying Hypnos, or Sleep, the twin brother of Death, or possibly Ganymede, the youthful cup-bearer to Zeus.  Meant to be viewed in the round, it likely stood in a Roman garden or courtyard. The missing head and arms were separately made and attached by means of lead-wrapped iron dowels.

Roman Art

This torso is a Roman version of a Hellenistic Greek statue, possibly portraying Hypnos, or Sleep, the twin brother of Death, or possibly Ganymede, the youthful cup-bearer to Zeus.  Meant to be viewed in the round, it likely stood in a Roman garden or courtyard. The missing head and arms were separately made and attached by means of lead-wrapped iron dowels. 

Object Information

culture
Roman
creation date
1st century A.D.
materials
White Marble
dimensions
H: 20 1/2 in.
accession number
61.141
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Alsdorf
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors