The original Doryphoros of Polyclete is a 78,74 " high statue made of marble. It depicts a naked young man, who originally held a spear in his left hand, hence his name Doryphoros, which in Greek means "spearheader".
It is believed to date from 440 BC. The young man was once recognized as Achilles because of his perfect proportions, so much so that he even served as a role model. In antiquity, it was called Kanon.
This work presents several emblematic features of Greek classical sculpture creations. Polyclete was able to restore a posture that later became very popular: the contrapposto. This model consists of representing a man in which only one of the two legs carries body weight, while the other at rest is slightly bent and carried backwards.
This sculpture found in Pompei in the Samnite Palace was part of a decoration made during the time of Augustus. It was certainly placed there to serve as a model for the young Roman aristocrats, as an image of physical perfection to which intellectual perfection must correspond, according to the Greek tradition of Kalos Kagathos, καλὸς κἀγαθός ("the handsome and good man").
This masterpiece has been an incomparable success, from the time of Polyclete to the present day. It symbolizes the perfect man, the physical ideal in its plastic representation and refers us to the greatest heroes of mythology, including Achilles.
Height: 78,74 ".
Width: 30,7 ".
Depth: 29,52 ".
Weight: 330.69 Lbs.
Material: reconstituted marble (marble dust + high density resin).
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