Greek Youth Wearing a Cloak A Greek marble statue of a cloaked youth. Our youth wears a short, knee-length tunic, which is cover.. Product #: AH-460 Regular price: $14,000.00 $14,000.00 In Stock
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Greek Youth Wearing a Cloak

Product Code: AH-460
Height: 30.5CM

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A Greek marble statue of a cloaked youth. Our youth wears a short, knee-length tunic, which is covered with a cloak of the same length. The loose garment does not cling to the body, but instead, stands away from it. The cloak clings to the short tunic the figure wears as an undergarment and creates a smooth expanse of fabric that is interrupted with only intermittent and very shallow drapery folds originating from the right shoulder. The treatment of this passage is nothing less than magnificent. The fabric first pulls diagonally then slows to a gently curved cascade of folds.

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A Greek marble statue of a cloaked youth. Our youth wears a short, knee-length tunic, which is covered with a cloak of the same length. The loose garment does not cling to the body, but instead, stands away from it. The cloak clings to the short tunic the figure wears as an undergarment and creates a smooth expanse of fabric that is interrupted with only intermittent and very shallow drapery folds originating from the right shoulder. The treatment of this passage is nothing less than magnificent. The fabric first pulls diagonally then slows to a gently curved cascade of folds.

The natural drapery of the figure bears resemblance to the statue of Diachos I by the renowned sculptor Lysippos, from the Diachos Monument at Delphi. This type of figure became popular in the Hellenistic period (c. 323-30 BC) and was used to depict deities, particularly Hermes (in his role as a traveler), and for youths as well. In artistic terms the piece is typical of the 4th century. Artits revelled in depicting the natural flow and movement of fabric, from its weight to its fluidity. They had moved away from the idealized view of Classical Greek sculpture to inherent logic and rational naturalism.

c. Late Fourth Century B.C.

Dimensions: 30.5 cm H

Provenance: Ex. European Collection since 1968Published: Christie’s, South Kensington, 29 April 2010, lot 39.

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