Portrait of Plato.

Luni marble. Roman copy after a Greek original created by Silanion ca. 370 BCE.
Inv. No. MC 1377.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Museum Montemartini (Centrale Montemartini), II. 67
(Musei capitolini, Centrale Montemartini)

Origin:
From the Sacred area in Largo Argentina (1925).
Description:
Copy after the statue created by the renowned portrait-sculptor Silanion. The original, commissioned by Mithridates, was dedicated to the Muses in the Academy, seat of the philosophical school founded by Plato in Athens.
Credits:
(ρρ) 2006. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
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