Torso of a Running Youth

 
Culture
Roman
Creation date
Materials
White Marble
Dimensions
H: 20 1/2 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Alsdorf
Accession number
61.141
Collection
Currently On View In
Leah and Charles Redish Gallery - K312

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.

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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.