Until 19 Aug 13, Getty Villa, Los Angeles, USA
When the Mozia Charioteer went on display in London’s British Museum in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games, critics labelled the fifth-century BC work on loan from Sicily as “sublime” and “the most tantalising marble sculpture in the entire world”; one even went as far as to compare the sculpture’s fine physique with that of footballer David Beckham—widely considered to be a modern day benchmark of male beauty. The piece is now due to make its American debut in Los Angeles at the Getty Villa in April. This tour de force of stone carving,...
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