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Bronze statuette of a philosopher on a lamp stand

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan
Date:
late 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 3/4 in., 2.9kg (27.3 cm, 6.4lb.)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.231.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Adaptation of a Greek statue of the 3rd century B.C.

Surmounted by a portrait statuette of a philosopher. This statuette is a reduced copy of a Hellenistic original of the III century B.C.
Said to have come from Ostia Antica [Until 1910, with Ludwig Pollak, Rome]; acquired in 1910, purchased from L. Pollak. Left foot: [Until 1911, with Paul Hartwig, Rome]; acquired in 1911, purchased from P. Hartwig.

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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 120, pp. 70–74, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 155, fig. 98, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 192–93, fig. 131, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 192–93, fig. 131, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 61, fig. 76, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 61, fig. 76, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 84, 424, 427, figs. 230–31, 24, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 124, 263, pl. 103a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Robertson, Martin and Cambridge University Press. 1975. A History of Greek Art, Vols. 1 and 2. p. 524, pl. 158b, Cambridge, England.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 71, pl. 17, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

Reinsberg, Carola. 1980. Studien zur hellenistischen Toreutik: Die antiken Gipsabgüsse aus Memphis, Hildesheimer ägyptologische Beiträge, Vol. 9. pp. 137, 142, 155, n. 485, Hildesheim: Gerstenberg Verlag.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. p. 10, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Smith, Roland R.R. 1991. Hellenistic Sculpture: a handbook , World of Art. p. 35, fig. 24, New York: Thames and Hudson, London.

Haff, Ralf von den. 1994. Philosophenporträts des Früh- und Hochhellenismus, Biering and Brinkmann, ed. pp. 124 n. 58, 61; 135 n. 69, 71; 171 ff., 193 ns. 208–15., München.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 258, pp. 221, 455, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bol, Peter C. 2007. Die Geschichte der antiken Bildhauerkunst III: Hellenistische Plastik. pp. 106f., 108, 110, 114, 122f., 126, 132, 135, 158, 166f., 175f., 179f., 187, pl. 130, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Daehner, Jens M. and Dr. Kenneth Lapatin. 2015. Potere e Pathos: Bronzi del Mondo Ellenistico p. 102-3, fig. 7.4, Firenze: Giunti.

Daehner, Jens M. and Dr. Kenneth Lapatin. 2015. Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World p. 102–3, fig. 7.4, Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 11, pp. 15, 42–45, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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