Marble statue of an athlete binding his hair (diadoumenos), found on Delos, Cyclades.
Copy from about 100 BC of an original from 450-425 BC.
Statue of an athlete, made of island marble. Found in the building known as the House of the Diadoumenos, on Delos. The youth is depicted nude, binding a ribbon in his hair, a feature that suggests the identification of a victor. The piece dates from about 100 BC and is a copy of the famous statue of the “Diadoumenos” made by Polykleitos, about 450-425 BC. The support in the form of a tree trunk, with the himation laying on it, is an addition by the copyist. Recent research has proved that the surface of the sculpture was gilded.
Height 1,95 m.