Statue of a Warrior

Statue of a Warrior

A kneeling warrior extends his right arm to protect himself against an attack launched from above. The sculpture is the result of an elaborate restoration work that combines ancient and modern sculptural fragments. The head, ancient but not pertinent, conveys the appearance of a young man with a Phrygian cap and a thick crown of curls, and is assembled to a modern torso. Further ancient parts of the work are: the pelvis from the hips with the buttocks and the heel of the right foot. On the plinth are carved a bow, an arrow and a quiver on which rests the palm of the left hand. 
The ideal head, can be dated do the II century AD for the peculiar drill rendering.

Inventory: MT 309

Material: White marble 

Technique: Work sculpted through the use of: chisels (also square-tipped and toothed) rasps

Dating: Imperial age

Origin: Giustiniani Collection