Cast of Bust of Homer, ?1816
After Unidentified Roman sculptor
RA Collection: Art
This cast is after a marble bust of Homer, formerly in the Farnese collection and now in the National Archaeological Museum Naples. The sculpture is a much-restored Roman copy of a Hellenistic original. It depicts the poet as a mature bearded man, with creased forehead, wearing a fillet and tunic. The blank eyes allude to Homer’s blindness.
710 mm x 420 mm x 350 mm
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