Munich King

 

In no other work in the Glyptothek are the form principles of Classical sculpture as striking as in the case of the so-called Munich King, which Ludwig I acquired in 1815 in Paris from the Albani Collection. At that time, the statue was viewed as the representation of a mythical hero. The band in his hair was occasionally interpreted as the attribute of a sovereign. Hence the designation "king".

Even at first glance it is clear that the figure, a Roman copy of a Greek original, bears witness to the art of the Classical period. The bearded man is standing with his weight on his left leg, with his right leg stepping backwards and to the side. The resulting tilt of his hips is compensated by a counter movement in his upper body. This shifting of weight within the S-curved torso - known as contrapposto, or counter pose - and the stepped stance of the figure are guiding themes in Greek Classical art.

On account of his rigid physique, which manifests itself sui generis in the mighty legs and the frontally aligned, stocky torso, the Munich King must date back to around 460 BC. This means that he belongs to what is known as the severe style of the Early Classical Period. The statue probably represented Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths: in his lowered right hand he held a hammer and in his left a bar of metal.

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Glyptothek München

15. Juni 2013

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15. Juni 2013

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Pompejanum Aschaffenburg

15. Juni 2013

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