Diadoumenos

Diadoumenos

This statue is known as a Diadoumenos, a youth tying a fillet around his head after a victory in an athletic contest. It is a first-century BCE Roman copy of a Greek bronze original dated around 430 CE. The original bronze probably stood in a sanctuary such as that at Olympia or Delphi, where games were regularly held. The statue now stands in the National Archaeology Museum in Athens. Ancient literary accounts (Lucian, Philopseudes, 18; Pliny, N.H. xxxiv, 15) and over forty known copies attest to the original bronze being one of the most highly esteemed creations of Polykleitos, the renowned Greek sculptor from Argos who worked during the mid-fifth century BCE.

Metadata

  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • Focal length: 23 mm
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Shutter: 1/45 sec
  • ISO: 400
  • Date taken: 2008-04-20 13:30:33
  • Date posted: 2008-06-02 00:00:39
  • Categories: [Color]  [Greece]  [Manmade]  
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