Head of a Victorious Athlete replica

    SKU: cmcn381950

    £350.00 Members' price *


    A replica of an ancient Greek original (1st century BC) known as 'Head of a Victorious Athlete', or the 'Benevento Head', currently held in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

    The original statue was created to commemorate the memory of a victorious athlete; a practice which maintained a long tradition in the Greek world even after the Roman conquest.

    The head was originally set on a marble pillar and the eyes had glass inlays, while red copper underlined the lips and the brows.

    The Hellenistic style of the piece suggests that it probably belongs to Greece's Roman period; the affected works of the chisel and the elegance under the headband have the kind of perfection encountered in works from the Greek Renaissance, under the reign of Augustus. Perhaps the Roman bronze artist sought inspiration in a large size Greek statue.

    This replica is cast in hand-finished resin and measures 44cm tall by 25cm wide.


    Product code: cmcn381950
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    Price category: £100 to £500
    Materials: Hand finished resin
    Size: 44cm (tall) x 25cm (wide) x 25cm (thick)
    Weight: 8.645kg
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    This price is inclusive of VAT

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