|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Copy of Diadoumenos|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Delos (1890)|
|Summary:||Athlete binding his hair with a fillet|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Copy|
|Date:||ca. 100 BC|
Subject Description: A nude male athlete raises both arms to bind a taenia (fillet) around his hair. He leans his weight on his straight right leg, and bends his left leg, which he turns slightly to his left, but turns his head down to the right. The strut next to the right leg (a tree trunk with a garment draped on it) was added by the Roman copyist.
Lower arms and hands missing; nose and top of head restored; slightly chipped.
Collection History: Found on Delos in 1890.
Other Notes: The quiver on the support may indicate a connection of this copy with Apollo (a divine patron of the site and the games there) but earlier suggestions that the Diadoumenos was a statue of Apollo (
Other Bibliography: E. La Rocca,
ASAtene 50/51 (1975) 424; P.C. Bol, AM Beih. 2 (1972) 102, 117