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The Doryphoros, also known as "Spear-Bearer" in Greek (Δορυφόρος) and Latinized as Doryphorus, is one of the most renowned Greek sculptures from the Classical antiquity era. It portrays a robust and muscular warrior in a standing pose, originally holding a spear balanced on his left shoulder. This statue, slightly larger than life-size, was originally created in bronze around 440 BC. Unfortunately, the original bronze sculpture has been lost to time, and we now only have marble copies from a later period, primarily during the Roman era. Nevertheless, the Doryphoros holds a significant place in the history of art as an early example of Classical Greek contrapposto and classical realism. Its iconic representation had a profound influence on the development of ancient art in various other contexts.