Lost wax bronze replica.
Author: Aristeas and Papias of Aphrodisias
The original masterpiece is now located inside the Capitolini Museums, Rome.
In Greek mythology, a centaur or hippocentaur is a member of a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse.
This old centaur is also know do be part of the Furietti Centaurs (known as the Old Centaur and Young Centaur when being treated separately) a pair of Roman grey-black marble sculptures of centaurs based on Hellenistic lost models. One is a mature, bearded centaur, with a pained expression, and the other is a young smiling centaur with his arm raised.
The strongly contrasted moods were intended to remind the Roman viewer of the soul troubled in pain with love or uplifted in joy, themes of the Hellenistic poetry.
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