Roman Camapana relief depicting a naked athleteR208
A fragment from a fine moulded terracotta relief depicting a standing atheletic youth, naked except for straps around his chest and arms. This type of terracotta relief is more commonly known as a “Campana relief”, named after the Marquess de Camapana who first published a series of these distinctive terracottas from his collection in 1842. These reliefs were produced in Rome to decorate the villas and houses of the Roman elite.
Italy, Roman, late 1st Century BC – early 1st Century AD
12.2 x 8.4 cms
Fragment as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, UK; inherited from a mid to late 20th Century collection