Cast of bust of Pseudo-Seneca or Hesiod, ?19th century
After Unidentified Roman sculptor
RA Collection: Art
This is cast of a bust often referred to as Pseudo-Seneca. This portrait was originally identfied as representing Seneca but now is thought to probably be a posthumous portrait of Hesiod. The original bust was thought to be a Roman copy of a lost Greek bronze of ca. 200 BC. There are however almost forty different versions of this bust many of which were discovered in and around Naples.
495 mm x 245 mm x 255 mm
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