Statue of an unknown poet with the head of Euripides, not belonging to the statue.

Marble.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, New wing, 46
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Chiaramonti)

Description:
Statue of an unknown Poet. Rome, Vatican, Braccio Nuovo, No. 53.  The head, a portrait of Euripides, does not belong to the body.  Restorations on the body: left shoulder, right shoulder and arm, hand and scroll, part of the right breast, the lower part of the left breast, portions of the mask and the greater part of the left hand, some of the folds of the himation, and some of the toes.
Literature:
Amelung, Beschreibung der Skulpturen des Vatikans, I, p. 72, Pl. 9;
Helbig, Führer durch die Antikensammlungen Roms, 26;
Neue Jahrbücher für das klassische Altertum, 1900, p. 70, Pl. 3;
Bernoulli, Griechische Ikonographie, I, p. 106 and 151, No. 8.
Credits:
1912. Photo, text: A. Hekler. Greek and Roman portraits. London. William Heinemann, 1912, Pl. 7b.
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Keywords: marble marmor marmo testa ritratto maschile male portrait head statue of an unknown poet a bearded man beard Greek poet tragedian dramatist Euripides Euripide theatrical tragic mask No 53 Inv No 2266 46 Hekler 7b 7 b
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