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Unknown maker, Head of a Pugilist
Unknown maker, Head of a Pugilist

Head of a Pugilist, ca. 335-330 B.C.

Unknown maker

RA Collection: Art

Cast is of 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 would have been attached to a figure and have had eyes of semi-precious stones.

Object details

Title
Head of a Pugilist
Cast made by
Original attributed to
Attributed to Silanion (fl. late 4th century B.C.)
Date
ca. 335-330 B.C.
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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