Draft:Hellenistic Ruler

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Front view of the sculpture

The Hellenistic ruler, also known as the Seleucid Prince, is a Greek Hellenistic sculpture cast in bronze, dated at the 3rd-2nd centuries BC. It is a depiction of a prince or dynast without crown, traditionally thought to be a Seleucid prince, possibly Attalus II of Pergamon. The sculpture stands 2.20m or 7'2.5" tall. It is currently to be seen at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme of the National Museum of Rome in room VIII on the ground floor, along with another bronze sculpture, the Quirinal Boxer that was found on the slopes of the Quirinal within the same month in 1885, possibly from the remains of the Baths of Constantine. It appears that both had been carefully buried in antiquity.