The survival of many ancient Greek artistic types, subjects, and styles is due to Roman-period copies and adaptations of the originals that the Romans saw around them. This is especially true for sculpture, where Roman artists drew inspiration from Greek works for the multitude of figures that embellished public buildings and spaces as well as private residences.
The marble torso on which our reproduction is based (Roman, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D.) is a copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the fourth century B.C. The sinuous leaning pose of this youth brings to mind a famous statue of the deity Pothos, the mythological personification of erotic longing (pothos means desire), that was much copied in the Roman period. Based on this evocative Roman work, our reduced-scale reproduction was created with a combination of three- dimensional imaging and traditional sculpture techniques. Cast resin, hand patinated. 22”H x 8”W x 7”D including base. Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.
Cast resin Hand patinated 22”H x 8”W x 7”D including base Gift wrap not available