The Marathon Boy or Ephebe Museum Copy Cast Stone Statue Sculpture 26 cm
Our statue is based on the Marathon Boy or Ephebe of Marathon a Greek bronze sculpture found in the Aegean Sea in the bay of Marathon in 1925 and which is now exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
The sculpture is conserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens where it is dated to around 340–330 BC. The Museum suggests that the subject is the winner of an athletic competition. With its soft musculature and exaggerated contrapposto, its style is associated with the school of Praxiteles. The upraised arm and the distribution of weight indicate that in his original context, this ephebe was leaning against a vertical support, such as a column.