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Bust of a Man - Item #723

$ 680.00

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22 Inches High x 11.5 Inches Wide x 9.5 Inches Deep

It is unconfirmed in the field of art history as to who this bust represents. Contenders are the Greek poet Aratus (315 BCE-240 BCE), the Macedonian officer and king Lysimachus (c. 360 BCE-281 BCE), and the Athenian statesman and orator Demosthenes (384 BCE-322 BCE).

 

Museum: National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Time Period: Ancient Greek

1911 Catalog ID # - 4047

 

Sources:

"Bust of a Man (after the antique)." The J. Paul Getty Museum, http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/1161/joseph-wilton-bust-of-a-man-after-the-antique-english-1758/. 

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Aratus." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Aratus-Greek-poet.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Lysimachus." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lysimachus.

Murphy, James J. "Demosthenes." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Demosthenes-Greek-statesman-and-orator.