Youth of Marathon - Bronze size 2

Youth of Marathon - Bronze size 2

Statue representing a youth, perhaps god Hermes. It is the work of the school of Praxiteles and it was found in the sea of the Marathon bay.The youth seems lost in thought and oblivious to the outside world. The union of the very beautiful head and the harmonious lines of the body show the inspiration and skill of a real artist. The movement of it is balanced, and tension has been added to it by the way in which the right arm stretches out.

Dated to ca. 330 - 325 B.C. National Archaeological Museum of Athens


100% bronze
70 cm (27 1/2 in.)
45 cm (17.7 in.)

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