Head of Homer (Epimenides type)

Testa di Omero tipo Epimenide
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Sculpture
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Roman copy of a Greek original from the mid-5th century B.C.
Material and technique: 
Parian marble
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Purchased in Rome
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Inv. MB 123
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A portrait of the blind poet to whom, according to tradition, we owe the Iliad and the Odyssey. This piece, characterized by a complicated hairstyle, is a good copy of the head of a statue raised around 460 B.C. in the great bard’s honor.

Opere del percorso

The hall

Room 5, devoted to Greek art