Marble head of Epikouros


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

Copy of a Greek statue of the 1st half of the 3rd century B.C.

The philosopher, who lived from 341 to 271 B.C., must have been honored by a portrait statue made late in his lifetime or soon after his death. Numerous Roman copies reproduce the same original, showing the esteem in which Epicurus' teachings were held.

Marble head of Epikouros, Marble, Pentelic, Roman

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