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Unidentified Roman sculptor, Cast of bust of Pseudo-Seneca or Hesiod
Unidentified Roman sculptor, Cast of bust of Pseudo-Seneca or Hesiod

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.

Object details

Title
Cast of bust of Pseudo-Seneca or Hesiod
Artist/designer
Original attributed to
Cast made by
Date
?19th century
Object type
Sculpture Cast
Medium
Plaster cast
Dimensions

495 mm x 245 mm x 255 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
04/305
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