Pericles - Item #7
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WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
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ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
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STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
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ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
22 Inches High x 11 Inches Wide x 14 Inches Deep
This bust of Pericles, the Athenian statesman and general, is life-size. Four Roman marble copies of the bust survive and possibly a fifth as well. They are copies of a Greek bronze of a full figure by the sculptor Cresilas. The full figure, no longer extant, was likely nude and holding a spear. In the remaining bust, Pericles wears a Corinthian helmet that is pushed back. The bases of two of the copies, those of the British Museum and the Vatican Museums, are inscribed with Pericles's name written in Greek. Our reproduction is a copy of the bust in the British Museum.
Museum: British Museum, London, Pio Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Barracco Museum of Antique Sculpture, Rome, Antikensammlung Berlin, Berlin, and possibly Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
Time Period: Ancient Greek, 5th century B.C.E./Ancient Roman
1911 Catalog ID # - 4024
"Portrait bust." Museum number 1805,0703.91. British Museum, http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=461658&partId=1.
Tracy, Stephen V. "The Archaeological Evidence." Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader. University of California Press, 2009, pp.32-44. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=p0foJ48o_TYC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.