Grand Tour Marble Torso of a Male Youth
A delightfully detailed nude figure of a youthful athlete, finely sculpted Carrara marble in the ancient Greek or Roman style, mounted on a Rosso Verona base.
Italy, circa 1900.
Why we like it
The ultimate Grand Tour souvenir, this delightful sculpture is a perfect addition to a classical or contemporary interior.
The form and details of the present example recall the Westmacott Ephebe, now in the British Museum, which is considered a Roman copy of a late 5th century B.C. original by Polykleitos. The type served as the inspiration for numerous variants during the Roman Period, with the addition of differing attributes changing the subject.
Height excluding base: 18 in / 46 cm