Cast Gallery catalogue number: B128
Possibly the torso of Ajax, contemplating suicide. Herakles or Marsyas have also been suggested.
- Plaster cast: Height: 1.57m, Width: 90cm.
- Copy of a marble statue.
- The statue:
- is known as the Belvedere Torso.
- is a version of an original of about 200 BC.
- is signed by the 1st century BC copyist Apollonios, son of Nestor of Athens.
- was found in Rome, at Piazza SS Apostoli in Palazzo Colonna, in the early 1530s.
- is now in Rome, Musei Vaticani, Atrio del Torso, inv. 1192.