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Unidentified Roman sculptor, Cast of Bust of Homer
Unidentified Roman sculptor, Cast of Bust of Homer
Unidentified Roman sculptor, Cast of Bust of Homer
Unidentified Roman sculptor, Cast of Bust of Homer

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.

Object details

Title
Cast of Bust of Homer
Artist/designer
Original attributed to
Cast made by
From
Original in the National Archeological Museum, Naples
Date
?1816
Object type
Sculpture Cast
Medium
Plaster cast
Dimensions

710 mm x 420 mm x 350 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1512
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