Marble head of Epikouros. Period: Imperial; Date: 2nd century A.D; Culture: Roman; Medium: Marble, Pentelic; Dimensions: 19 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.

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Marble head of Epikouros. Period: Imperial; Date: 2nd century A.D; Culture: Roman; Medium: Marble, Pentelic; Dimensions: 19 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.
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Marble head of Epikouros. Period: Imperial; Date: 2nd century A.D; Culture: Roman; Medium: Marble, Pentelic; Dimensions: 19 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (49.8 x 24.8 x 29.2 cm); Classification: Stone Sculpture; Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1911 / 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.; Provenance: [Until 1911, with Ettore Jandolo, Rome]; acquired in 1911, purchased from E. Jandolo. [Until 1911, with Ettore Jandolo, Rome]; acquired in 1911, purchased from E. Jandolo