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3D Printed Doryphoros By Polykleitos At The Minneapolis Institute Of Art


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Doryphoros By Polykleitos

About the original.

This is a Roman-era Pentelic marble copy of Polykleitos’ Doryphoros on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Although a bit battered and missing part of his left arm, he is still considered among the best-preserved copies in existence. To learn more about him, please see this link: Khan Academy. Also, you can check out the Wikipedia page.

The MIA’s Doryphoros, dating from the 1st century B.C., is a Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze sculpture that was made between 450 B.C. and 440 B.C. by the sculptor, Polykleitos. It is the finest of the five known copies of the entire body of this famous masterpiece that has survived relatively intact.1 Representing an athlete (or possibly Achilles), this harmonious, balanced figure with idealized proportions, typifies art from the Classical period of Greece.

This replica of the Doryphoros has been dated to the 1st century B.C. because of the high quality of the work and the almost total lack of drill work, typical of this particular period. The rendition of the hair and the form of the support (the stump) also assist us in dating this piece because they can be linked stylistically to other known objects from specific Roman periods.

The Doryphoros and other Roman copies of Greek sculpture are extremely valuable because no bronze sculpture made by a famous Greek artist has survived to the present day. These works were often melted down in times of warfare and the metal was used for weapons. Roman copies, therefore, provide the only visual documentation available of Classical Greek sculpture. Before the existence of copy was known, the best version was the one in the Museo Nazionale in Naples (found in the Municipal Gymnasium of Pompeii). In addition, both the Uffizi in Florence and the Braccio Nuovo of the Vatican have heavily restored versions.


The museum’s Doryphoros has been known to scholars since the early 1970s. The museum purchased it from an art dealer in February 1986. Evidence such as the deep scratches on its side, which probably resulted from a plow going over it, and the marks on the cheeks and arms from the roots of plants, suggest that it had been buried in the ground for centuries. The sculpture has been reassembled from the six pieces in which it was found.

About the copy.

This 3D printed replica of Roman-era Pentelic marble copy of Polykleitos’ Doryphoros on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Although a bit battered and missing part of his left arm, he is still considered among the best-preserved copies in existence.


This statue has many advantages over other material replicas:

– Fast production time (3-5 days)
– Large selection of sizes.
– High quality due to high dpi printing.
– Nice price.
– Possibility to paint the statue as you wish.

We have worked hard to get a quality product that will repeat the original. This statue will be a wonderful decoration for your home or office. In addition, it can be used as a teaching aid for studying the art of the ancient world of antiquity.
Without processing, the plastic has a matte surface. On request, we can paint in one of the basic colors: Bronze, Marble, black, white, red.
After finishing all the work, the statue looks wonderful and it is hard to believe that it is a copy.

This is a 3D printed product, so there may be minor defects (rough edges, bumps, etc). I have spent months building my own machines to exact specifications for accuracy and surface quality, and I scrutinize every model very closely. I use only the highest quality filament to ensure colors are vibrant and defects are kept to an absolute minimum for both your item and my machine. Every item in my shop is test printed and checked for not only aesthetics but also the intended use. All of my items I list I personally test to ensure they meet my stringent standards. If I’m not happy with it, it doesn’t ship. You will get my very best work, which you will find is a cut above the rest!

Not your thing? Well, check out my other designs here: https://www.makersindia.in/store/greekstonestudio/

On our page, you can find other statues that we make with the same care and love.
Visit our store to find out more.
If you have not found the statue you want with us – write to us, we will be happy to take on a new job and in the shortest possible time we will make the statue or statuette that you need. Our database contains more than 13,000 statues from the best museums in the world.

3D Printed with ResinPLA bioplastic. The sculpture comes in 3 size options (Mentioned Below):

Product size:

  1. Small:
    • Length: 4.2 Centimetres
    • Width: 4.5 Centimetres
    • Height: 13.0 Centimetres
  2. Medium:
    • Length: 6.3 Centimetres
    • Width: 6.7 Centimetres
    • Height: 19.5 Centimeters
  3. Large:
    • Length: 8.0 Centimetres
    • Width: 8.4 Centimetres
    • Height: 24.5 Centimetres

Product colors:

  • White
  • Gold
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Bronze
  • Marble

We do our best to deliver your order intact. We deliver orders in cardboard boxes filled with foam. The statues are wrapped in a protective sheet with air bubbles of different sizes. Externally, the box is protected with oilcloth and reinforced tape. And last but not least, we ensure every parcel so that as a result of loss or breakdown, we can resend the parcel.


5.2 inches, 7.11 inches, 9.11 inches


White, Gold, Black, Grey, Bronze, Marble


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