This statue, which was also found at Antium, where it probably stood in an imperial palace, bears an inscription in Greek testifying that it was executed by the sculptor Agasias, of Ephesus. It is thought that it was certainly the work of one of those Greek artists from Asia Minor who, at the period of the Roman Augustus, effected a revival in the schools of sculpture which existed there. It is now in the Louvre, and the cast belonging to the Art Association was molded directly from the original marble. It represents an athletic combatant, shielding himself with his left arm against a mounted foe, while his right is drawn back as if to give a thrusting stroke with the sword. There is intense action in this finely modeled figure; it is admirably balanced in a difficult position, and shows a wonderful knowledge of anatomy. [P. 4; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.