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Cast of the Barberini Faun
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cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
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cast of statue, Aphrodite crouching
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Cast of statue, drunk old woman
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cast of statue, so-called Ariadne asleep
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Cast of statue, boxer
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cast of torso, so-called Belvedere torso
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cast of statue, Nike of Samothrace
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cast of statue, Artemis
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cast of statue, so-called Prince of the baths
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cast of statue, Peplophoros
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cast of statue, Poseidon
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cast of statue, Laocoon
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cast of a statue, Venus of the Esquiline
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cast of statue, Spinario
Cast of the Barberini Faun
cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
cast of statue, Aphrodite crouching
Cast of statue, drunk old woman
cast of statue, so-called Ariadne asleep
Cast of statue, boxer
cast of torso, so-called Belvedere torso
cast of statue, Nike of Samothrace
cast of statue, Artemis
cast of statue, so-called Prince of the baths
cast of statue, Peplophoros
cast of statue, Poseidon
cast of statue, Laocoon
cast of a statue, Venus of the Esquiline
cast of statue, Spinario

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Description

The cast depicts a fragmentary naked male torso, of which part of the legs is also preserved. The character is seated on a rock, on which a panther skin rests and is characterized by the accurate anatomical rendering and strong muscular tension. The most accredited hypotheses today propose to identify in the statue the figure of the suffering Philoctetes, or of Ajax Telamon, who is meditating on suicide. The original work, from which the cast derives, is now preserved in the Pio Clementino Museum, found in Rome. The oldest mention of the sculpture dates back to 1400 and remembers it in the palace of Cardinal Prospero Colonna on the Quirinale; in 1530-1536 it passed to the Vatican. The statue is believed to be a copy of 30 BC, deriving from a rhodium original from the first half of the 2nd century BC


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