Statue of an Ephebe from Tralles

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 12 May 2018
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This is an ephebe, a young athlete, probably around the age of 12 years. He is leaning on a long rectangular pillar; the latter would have been originally topped by a herm or some kind of a relief. He must have just finished his exercise and he seems to be recovering from that strenuous exercise. This statue was probably placed within a gymnasium. Marble. Early Roman Imperial Period, late first century BCE to early first century CE. From Tralles, Aydın, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, May 12). Statue of an Ephebe from Tralles. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8686/statue-of-an-ephebe-from-tralles/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of an Ephebe from Tralles." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 May 2018. Web. 20 Jun 2021.