My Museum Favourite: the Belvedere Torso

Ruth Allen, our Graduate Museum Rep, explains why the Belvedere Torso is her Museum Favourite from the Cast Gallery.

The Belvedere TorsoDepicting just the torso and upper legs of a male figure seated on a rock, the Belvedere Torso is a remarkable fragment of classical sculpture. Although fractured, what remains is a powerful evocation of masculine physicality: the broad shoulders, the colossal chest with its rippling muscles, those mighty legs; the sheer mass of this body is breathtaking. It truly is a tour de force of ancient sculpture.

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