This is a vintage copy print (#5) c. 1930s, possibly of Gerhard Riebicke.
A muscular male nude stands with arms raised, holding a medicine ball. Fun fact: Hippocrates is said to have stuffed animal skins for patients to toss for “medicinal” purposes. The term "medicine ball" dates back to at least 1876.
This image reflects the naked culture movement in Germany (1920s and 30s). There's something primal about the pose, almost a symbol of maleness with its sharp angles and monumentality.
3 1/4" x 5."
In very good condition.