photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment
Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Istanbul >> Museums - Müzeler >> Istanbul archaeology museum >> 1st Century AD > Ephebe
previous | next


view map

This statue of an ephebe (young boy, in this case estimated at the age of 12) once decorated a gymnasium, he is relaxing from excercises, has a tunic to prevent him from catching a cold, and a mantle of a type used by shepherds. The catalogue has it “this head is unequalled by any other head of antiquity so far discovered” and indeed is very well done. Swollen ears indicate he was a wrestler. It is from the late first century BC or early first century AD. Light conditions were very difficult. Will try again at some time (now having a 70-200 VR at my disposal).

other sizes: small medium large original
comment | share