Restoration of draped statue of Antikythera Philosopher, by J.N. Svoronos

Front view of bronze head of Antikythera Philosopher

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Head of Antikythera Philosopher, front and right side views

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Right profile view of bronze head of Antikythera Philosopher

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Antikythera Philosopher
Findspot: Found at Off the coast of Attica (1901-1902), part of the Antikythera shipwreck.
Summary: Draped statue of a philosopher, restored from a few parts
Object Function: Unknown
Material: Bronze
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Separated fragments
Style: High Hellenistic
Technique: Hollow cast
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 250 BC - ca. 200 BC
Dimensions: See individual fragments
Scale: Life-size
Region: Attica
Period: High Hellenistic

Subject Description: Probably a full-length standing portrait statue of a bearded man, wearing a himation.

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: Several arms, feet, and other fragments from the Antikythera shipwreck may be joined with the head of a philosopher (Athens, NM Br. 13400) to restore parts of a draped statue.

Sources Used: Svoronos 1903-12, 29-35