The figure captured here is believed to have been an interpretation of Endymion. The item on which he lays is entirely left unworked, leaving us to appreciate the detail found on the figure's naked body. The torso is particularly well crafted, with every element of the torso on display. His left foot extends to the edge of the piece, with his left arm draped upon it. His right leg dangles lifelessly underneath and his other arm is perched over the object on which he leans. Perhaps it was a piece of furniture on which he lays, we will likely never know.
A closer examination of the piece also reveals some intricate details to the figure's face. His curly locks are most obvious, and his nose and eyes are strongly sculptured. His figure is virtually without any fat at all, with the upper chest perfectly toned, entirely in line with much Italian sculpture of this period. The stomach region is also very noticeable for the chiseled finish, that you would rarely see within the real world. Sculpture has often been about perfection and beauty, where a sculptured interpretation would be in the style of the most impressive figure possible rather than the likely reality.
This original sculpture can be found in the collection of the Bode-Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in Germany. It is amongst the nation's finest art displays and predominantly concentrates on art movements from previous centuries, particularly the Renaissance. You will find Donatello's Pazzi Madonna and Putto with Tambourine, Madonna with Two Angels in Adoration by Luca della Robbia, as well as a wealth of decorative coins from a variety of historic kingdoms. It's collection is varied and offers an alternative to the growing number of modern art galleries that continue to pop up in most major global cities in the present day.