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Silanion, Cast of a Head of a Pugilist
Silanion, Cast of a Head of a Pugilist

Cast of a Head of a Pugilist, ?late 18th century

Attributed to Silanion (fl. late 4th century B.C.)

RA Collection: Art

This cast is made from a bronze head found at Olympia in 1880, now in the National Museum, Athens. It is widely believed to portray the boxer Satyros who triumphed in Olympia after 338 BC. Originally the bronze head dating from about 335-330 BCwould have been attached to a figure and have had eyes of semi-precious stones.

Object details

Title
Cast of a Head of a Pugilist
Original attributed to
Attributed to Silanion (fl. late 4th century B.C.)
Cast made by
From
Original in the National Museum, Athens
Date
?late 18th century
Object type
Sculpture Cast
Medium
Plaster cast
Dimensions

490 mm x 220 mm x 270 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1482
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