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The Vaison Diadumenos

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Vaison Diadumenos
  • Description

    Statue known as the Diadoumenos. Marble figure of an athlete tying a victor's ribbon around his head. After an original in bronze by the sculptor Polykleitos.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 118 - 138
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.89 metres
    • Width: 97 centimetres
    • Depth: 62 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    A Roman copy of a lost Greek bronze original of about 440BC.

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 500 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    1980 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
    2013 5 Apr-1 Sept, Arles, Musée Départemental Arles Antique, Rodin, La lumière De l'Antique
    2014 21Feb-9 Jun, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greek Art and Thought

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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